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CfaH ALUMNI NEWS 



Founder's Day At College 



On Tuesday, September 16, Founders' Day was observed on the 
campus of Elon College with exercises in the morning and afternoon. 
To these exercises between four and five thousand invitations were 
issued. The complete roster of the alumni was taken as the master 
list and all others — ministers and officials of the church — were checked 
by this list so that every alumnus, many members of the church, and 
friends of the college received invitations. 

The morning exercise was in honor of Dr. William Allen Harper, 
fourth President of the college. D. R. Fonville, a trustee of the college, 
introduced Dr. Howard Scott Hardcastle, an alumnus of the college and 
a student during Dr. Harper's administration, who delivered the address. 
The audience was completely filled. It was a very profound and in- 
spirational service. 

The afternoon exercise was in interest of the Two and One Half 
Million Dollar Campaign for the college which is now being conducted. 
Mr. Luther Hodges of Leaksville, North Carolina, was the speaker. Mr. 
Hodges emphasized the dependence of business, big and little, on the 
privately endowed college for ideas and leadership and called upon 
all types of business to give support to these privately endowed colleges. 
He reminded us that freedom of enterprise is dependent on freedom in 
education. The writer spoke briefly on the achievements and the needs 
of Elon College and in a few words placed the responsibility of this cam- 
paign upon the officials of the organization who would have the pri- 
vilege and responsibility of carrying information and appeal of the col- 
lege to every individual churchman, alumnus, and friend of Elon 
College. He emphasized the fact that every individual be given the 
opportunity to contribute that we would have no difficulty in reaching 
the goal set. No alumnus of the college should wait for someone to 
approach him but it is a privilege for everyone of us to voluntarily assess 
ourselves and send our contributions and pledges that alma mater may 
live more nobly and more gloriously in the immediate future than it has 
ever lived. We shall not be hurt in giving our support but we shall be 
blessed beyond measure. 

There were between two and three hundred guests on the campus 
for the occasion. Everybody seemed to be happy, optimistic and hopeful. 
Let everyone pray for the success of this great effort for our great college. 

L. E. Smith, '10 



Elon Alumni News 



October, 1952 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

Vol. X No. 1 



Contents 

Editor's Letter 1 

Elon Players Perform 2 

Marriages 4 

Founder's Day Program 5 

Summer Graduation 6 

New Faculty Members V 

Rlppy Opens Practice 8 

Class Notes 9 

Homecoming 10 

Elon F'ootball Team 11 

Alumki Dues Report 12 



Elon Alumni News 

C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51 Editor 

Published quarterly in the office 
of the Executive Secretary at Elon 
College, Elon College, N. C. Entered 
as second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office at Elon Col- 
lege, N. C, under the Act of March 
3, 1879. 



General Alumni Association 
Officers 

Dr. Darden W. Jonas, '27, Franklin, Va.— 
President 
Mrs. Esther Kernodle. '36. Burlington — 

First Vice-President 
Mr. Moses Crutchfield, '41. Greensboro — 

Second Vice-President 
Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51, Elon College- 
Executive Secretary 
Members of Executive Committee 

Royal H. Spence, '41, Chm Burlington 

Curry Bryan, '42 Burlington 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 Greensboro 

Oka Hester Greensboro 

George Colclough, '28 Elon College 

Dr. Charles Rawls. '40 Suffolk, Va. 

William D. Cooper, '36 Norfolk, Va. 

Miss Lizzie Gray Chandler '23 . ...Durham 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta. Ga. 

Harold L. Barney, '28 Madison, N. J. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

John P. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

Ryland E. Johnson, '36 Richmond. Va. 

C. R. Hutchinson, '21 Charlotte 

Members of Athletic Committee 

I. E. Fesmire, '24, Chm. Greensboro 

W. C. Elder '26 Burlington 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

John E. Smith '24 Greensboro 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



Dear Alumnus: 

In most businesses, owners cherish the thought of a new year 
with great anticipation for what the new year may bring. That is 
also true with the Alumni Office and the dreams of the Executive 
Secretary. Fortunately that dream has begun to take shape for the 
year 1952-53. In general, the alumni have responded quickly and 
with much sincerity to the appeal sent out recently for alumni dues. 
It is very gratifying to have that type of co-operation. 

Recently I received a check from an alumnus and with the 
money was enclosed a letter. This comment was given as a personal 
expression, but I think it clearly states the opinion of others. The 
statement is, and I quote, "I hope that the alumni will support 
the institution and alumni association this year. I feel that the 
alumni should support Elon College much more than they have in 
the past. It seems to me that the alumni have not shown the kind 
of spirit that the college has given to them." Enough said, other 
than I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you who 
have come through to pay your dues and gym pledges for this year. 

Every job or business adventure has its good points and also 
bad ones. I would like to comment on one of the happy situations. 
Co-operation is a wonderful thing to have in any organization, and 
I would like to thank each of you for the help that you have render- 
ed in the past. I am grateful particularly for the news items that 
the local secretaries of different chapters mailed to this office. I 
feel sure that the alumni also appreciate this gesture because it 
gives them the advantage of contact with more of their friends. 

All of these comments have been made for your interest as an 
alumnus. It is our desire to have a good and profitable year, and 
with the continued interest, co-operation, and work of the alumni, 
we will reach our goal — a self-sustaining alumni association. 

Sincerely, 

C. Carl Woods, Jr. 



Elon Alumni News 



On Dr. Smith's Completing 
Twenty-One Years Of 
Service To Elon College 

(Apologies to A. Lincoln) 

By J. EARL DANIELEY 

Only one score and one year ago, a new president 
came to Elon College, a college conceived in liberty 
and Christian faith and dedicated io the proposition 
that higher education in a Christian environment is 
essential in a democracy. 
Now we are engaged in a great struggle, testing 
whether that College, or any college so conceived and 
so dedicated can long endure. We are met to honor our 
president who so capably leads us in this struggle. We 
have come out of our gratitude and appreciation for his 
services so unselfishly rendered that our College might 
survive and progress. It is altogether fitting and proper 
that we should do this. 

But, in a larger sense, we cannot honor — we cannot 
pay tribute. The struggles overcome and the successes 
won through these twenty years show forth honor and 
tribute far above our poor power to add or detract. The 
world will little note, nor long remember, what we say 
here but it can never forget the progress Elon has made 
during the last two decades. It is for us here assembled, 
rather, to dedicate ourselves anew to the unfinished 
work which was so nobly conceived and has been so 
courageously advanced. It is rather for us here to real- 
ize anew the great task ahead of us — that from our 
honored president we take increased devotion to that 
cause to which Dr. Smith has given and is giving his 
full measures of devotion — that we here highly resolve 
that he and others like him have not and do not labor- 
in vain that this college, under God, shall continue her 
leadership, and that Christian higher education of the 
people, by the people, and for the people shall not 
perish from the earth. 



Elon Has New Band 

During the past five or six years Elon College has 
not had a marching band to represent them in the ath- 
letic fields. However, this year extensive work has been 
done to change all this. For the past two years it has 
been the dream and hope of the students that Elon Col- 
lege would again have a band in uniform. On Septem- 
ber 8, uniforms were ordered for 37 band members. 
There will be 36 members of the band and one drum 
major. Mr. Jimmy Rhodes will be the student director 
and is now holding three practices per week. 

The new uniforms will be delivered sometime dur- 
ing the month of October. It is not known at this time 
whether the uniforms will be here in time for the home- 
coming encounter, October 11, at the Burlington Sta- 
dium. The new uniforms will be solid white with gold 
braid around the sleeve and also a stripe on the side of 
the pants. The only color included in the uniforms will 
be maroon ties. 

It has been announced by Prof. John Westmoreland, 



Elon Players To Perform 
For Alumni Banquets 

By Lynn Cashion 

The Elon Players, having completed their eighth 
successful year last Spring with a program that includ- 
ed four major productions, a number of one act plays, 
and extensive radio work over Stateion WFNS in 
Burlington, have now started work on their nineth 
year of drama under the direction of Mrs. L. E. Smith, 
Jr. 

The Elon College Dramatics Department, having 
set standards in the past that are recognized throughout 
the State, prides itself in having claim to a large num- 
ber of actors who have experienced the professional 
stage in summer stock work, which distinguishes the 
Elon Players as having as many, or more, professionally 
experienced actors for the size of the department than 
any other college in the state comparable to the size 
of Elon. 

Summer before last, the Elon Players contributed 
four actors to summer stock in Cape May, New Jersey. 
This past summer, many natives of North Carolina and 
the other forty-seven states witnessed products of Mrs. 
Smith's department in the nation-wide famous "Lost 
Colony" at Manteo, North Carolina, and "Unto These 
Hills" at Cherokee, North Carolina. Robert Walker, '52, 
a veteran of four years with the Elon Players played 
the role of The Runner at the "Lost Colony", and un- 
derstudied one of the major roles for next year. Lynn 
Cashion, class of '53, portrayed Andrew Jackson in 
"Unto These Hills," and is back with the Elon Players 
for his last year. 

This year, the first major production of the Elon 
drama group will be "January Thaw", a three act 
comedy of exceptional humor. Also, the Elon Players 
will continue performing for Alumni Banquets, as they 
did on one occasion last year, and are now preparing 
two one act plays, both comedies, for this purpose alone. 
These two plays will bring to the Elon Players their 
first experience in '.'heatre In The Round, a method of 
staging which will seat the audiences circling the stage, 
giving them perspective vision from all sides. The two 
plays, "The Wedding" and "A Woman's Privilege" are 
extremely well written for this type of theatre, and 
should prove a success for the Elon thespians from 
every prospect. 

Also included on the schedule for this year are a 
number of half hour radio programs and fifteen minute 
children plays, which will be heard over radio station 
WFNS in Burlington, North Carolina. 

The alumni are extended a special invitation to 
follow the activities of the Elon Players, a department 
that has in eight years developed into practically a 
professional company in itself, whose every play is 
drama at its best. 



that the Elon Choir will present Handel's Messiah in 
Eastern Virginia on December 14th. At this particular 
performance there will be student soloists from the 64- 
voice choir. The same program will be given in the 
Whitley Auditorium with professional soloists. Mr. Har- 
old Haugh will be the tenor. 



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Elon Alu mi News 



Large Freshman Class 
Begins First Year At Elon 

By MRS. JUDY BURNS '43 
Field Secretary 

Elon College opened its doors wide on Septembsr 2, 
1952, to welcome 636 students, including 315 newcomers, 
and to introduce these students to a wealth of educa- 
tional opportunities and a host of stimulating activities. 

This enrollment of 636 has students from 19 differ- 
ent states and shows an increase of 51 students over last 
year when the number of students attending classes at 
Elon College reached 585. These totals include night 
classes, set up primarily for veterans who could not 
attend day classes, but do not include special stud:nts 
or adult education students. 

Recognition for soliciting students and in gaining 
the present number of our Student Body should go to 
Mrs. Cary Matlock, (formerly Jacqueline Perry, class 
of '44) office secretary, Carl Woods, class '51, Alumni 
Secretary, Matt Currin, a senior at Elon College, field 
representative, Rev. Howard P. Bozarth, pastor of the 
Elon College Community Church. 

A most sincere vote of thanks is hereby extended by 
the Field Secretary, on behalf of Elon College, for the 
assistance of many ministers, alumni and other in- 
terested persons. Many times a postal card or letter 
from one of these people has led our field representa- 
tives to the doors of prospective students. It is vastly 
important that former students of Elon College realize 
the need for their influence in the truly great work that 
Elon College is doing for future citizens. If you, as 
alumni of Elon College, would allow only a few minutes 
of one day in the next year to gain the interest of a 
prospective student, that few minutes could mean a 
great contribution to your alma mater. 



Elon College Begins 63rd Session 

Elon College opened its sixty-third annual session on 
Tuesday, September 2. 

The year's activities got underway with a faculty 
meeting in the office of the president on Monday mor- 
ning, Sept. 1. Faculty sessions were held in the morning, 
afternoon, and evening, with a faculty dinner in the 
college dining hall at 7 o'clock, at which time new mem- 
bers of the faculty were welcomed to the campus. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, members of the new freshman 
class arrived on the campus and the orientation pro- 
gram got underway with placement tests in English 
and Math at 2 o'clock that afternoon. The freshmen 
were registered for their fall quarter courses Wednes- 
day, September 3. 

Members of the upper classes started arriving on 
Wed., and they registered on Wed. afternoon and all 
day Thurs., Sept. 4. A faculty reception for all students 
was held Thurs. evening. Regular classes started at 8 
o'clock on Friday morning, Sept. 5. There were week- 
end socials held for the purpose of students becoming 
better acquainted with each other. 



Scholarship Fund Report 

A scholarship fund has been established in honor of 
Dr. Ned F. Brannock who has been a member of the 
faculty of Elon College since 1908. "The purpose of the 
Fund is to honor Dr. Brannock for his service to his 
students and to Elon College during the more than forty 
years that he has been a member of her faculty. The 
Fund itself will not be spent; the interest on the money 
will be used to provide financial assistance to a senior 
majoring in chemistry who will undertake a research 
project.'' According to stipulations made by the original 
donor, an anonymous alumnus who initiated the project, 
there will be no publication of the amounts donated: 
however, from time to time a list of those who have 
made donations will be published. Those making do- 
nations or pledges prior to September 1, 1952 include: 
Dr. Fred K. Garvey, Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, W. P. Law- 
rence, Dr. M. J. W. White, Mr. and Mrs. Mark McAdams, 
Dr. J. Talbert King, Westmoreland, Richard W. Gabriel, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rich, Jack B. Hanel, Dr. James P. 
Watts, Ken Hughes, Earl Danieley, '.'homas V. Huey, 
Lila Newman, B. B. Johnson, George Colclough, Mrs. 
Lois Bost, Dr. John Robert Kernodle, Dr. H. S. Hard- 
castle, Dr. Glenn Lewis, Dr. Jack Neese. 
Donations received as of September 1, 1952 $1,397.00 
Interest 6.51 

Total invested in First Federal Savings $1,408.51 
No active solicitation has been made; however, any- 
one interested in securing more information or making 
a contribution should communicate with the Secretary 
of the Fund. 



Rogers Returns From California 

James F. Rogers '40 and family have returned to 
Burlington after residing at Travis Air Force Base, 
Fairfield, Calif., where Mr. Rogers has served as tech- 
nical sergeant in the Air Force for the past 21 months. 

James has returned to his position with the Jefferson 
Standard Life Insurance Company where he had served 
for six years before being recalled to active Air Force 
duty. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their two children, Jim and 
Iona, are residing at their former residence, 1818 Hil- 
ton Road. 



COVER PICTURE 

The Elon punter shown on the cover picture is 
Senior Lou Rochelli, from Wayne, Pa. For the 1951 
season, Lou gained more yardage in combined running 
and passing, than any other college back in North Caro- 
lina. His total offense record for the year was 1,273 
yards in nine games. 

For the 1952 season, Rochslli and lineman Al Ludwig 
have been elected co-captains for the team. They were 
elected by the 25 returning lettermen. Ludwig is also 
a senior, from Baltimore, Md. 

Lou, a veteran, physical education major, was re- 
cently married to Jane Upchurch '51, and is living in 
the Veterans Apts of Elon. His age-well he still han- 
dles himself well on the field. Remember his yardage 
from the 1951 season. 



Elon Alumni News 



MARRIAGES 



On Saturday afternoon, June 14, Miss Martha Louis 
Gosnell of Ashley Heights, became the bride of Calvin 
Dudley Jarrett of Graham. The ceremony was perform- 
ed by Rev. Gosnell, pastor of the church and father of 
the bride. Mrs. Jarrett is a graduate of the North Caro- 
lina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and attended 
Mars Hill College. Mr. Jarrett is a 1952 graduate of 
Elon College. 

On June 28 at First Congregational Church in Well- 
esley Hills, Mass., Miss Mary Louise Dunham became 
the bride of William T. Scott, Jr., son of Dr. William T. 
Scott of Elon College. Mrs. Scott attended the North- 
field School for Girls, and was graduated last June from 
Skidmore College, New York, receiving her Bachelor of 
Science Degree. She is at present working in Norwich, 
New York, as the Assistant County 4-H agent in Chen- 
ango County. Mr. Scott is a 1950 graduate from Elon. 
He has completed two years of study at the Divinity 
School of Yale University and plans to return there for 
his LLD degree. At present he is the assistant minister 
of the First Congregational Church of Norwich, New 
York. 

Miss Doris Langston Hinton of Burlington and Dr. 
James Richard Tew, of Burlington, were married June 
22nd in Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church. Rev. Tom M. 
Freemen, pastor, heard the vows. The bride attended 
Elon in 1950. For the past year she has been employed 
as a teacher at Anderson High School in Caswell Coun- 
ty. The groom was graduated from Lincoln Chiroprac- 
tic College, Indianapolis, Ind., with a degree of Doctor 
of Chiropractic. He is with the Employment Security 
Commission in Burlington. 

Miss Hallie Louise Ragsdale and Donald Mack Smith 
were married in Front Street Methodist Church by the 
pastor. Rev. W. L. Clegg, on June 7, Mrs. Smith attend- 
ed Elon College in 1951. She is employed at Security 
National Bank in Burlington. Mr. Smith is majoring in 
business administration at Wake Forest College. 

On August 17, Miss Beverly Irene Simpson of Haw 
River, became the bride of Edward Norris Caldwell of 
Graham and Midway, Ky. The wedding took place at 
the home of the bride and Rev. Robert Bruhn, pastor 
of the Haw River Baptist Church heard the vows of 
the double ring ceremony. The bride attended Women's 
College in Greensboro and received her Bachelor of 
Science degree in Home Economics from Elon College 
in June of this year. The groom attended the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is connected 
with Burlington Mills in Lexington where the couple 
will make their home. 

The marriage of Miss Betty Jane Bost of Concord 
and David Carlton Wicker, of Burlington, was solem- 
nized August 17 in the First Presbyterian Church in 
Burlington. Rev. Chester Alexander, pastor of the 
bride and groom, officiated. The bride is employed as 
medical records librarian at Alamance General Hospital, 
having received her education at Concord High School 
and Lees McRae College. The groom was graduated 
from Elon College in 1951 and is now employed with 
Mitchell Construction Company. The couple will be at 
home at 1721 Maple Ave. 

Miss Tina Marcelle Toney of Burlington, became the 
bride of Richard Marion Stone of Burlington on Satur- 
day, June 14 at the First Baptist Church parlor. Dr. Carl- 
ton S. Prickett, pastor, officiated. The bride was grad- 
uated from the North Carolina Baptist School of Nurs- 
ing in Winston-Salem. She is now employed as a nurse 
at Alamance County Hospital. Mr. Stone attended Elon 
College in 1949, and is self-employed at present. 

On May 23 in Dilworth Methodist Church, Miss 
Dorothy Ann Sloan and Clayton Leon Gibbs of Char- 
lotte and Reidsville were married. Rev. Charles P. Bow- 
les and Rev. James G. Huggins heard the vows. Mrs. 



Gibbs majored in voice and music at Woman's College, 
Greensboro. She later did graduate work at Julliard 
School of Music in New York and the School of r .'he- 
ology at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. At present she 
is director of Junior Red Cross for the City of Charlotte 
and Mscklenburg County. Mr. Gibbs attended Elon Col- 
lege two years before entering the army for service in 
Europe. On his return he graduated in electrical engi- 
neering at Duke University, Durham. He is employed 
by Duke Power Company in Charlotte, where he is ac- 
tive in the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 

On July 21, Miss Reita Durham of Route 2, Burling- 
ton, and Lawrence John Gaither, of Granite Quarry, 
were married in Davis Street Methodist Church in Bur- 
lington. Rev. S. J. Starnes, pastor of the church offici- 
ated, assisted by the bride's pastor, Rev. William B. 
Starnes of Glencoe Methodist Church. The bride was 
graduated from Elon this spring with a degree in 
French. Mrs. Gaither was elected the 1952 May Queen. 
The groom was graduated from Elon College this year 
with a Physical Education degree. He was 1952 co- 
captain of the varsity basketball team, of which he was 
a four-year member. The couple will be at home in At- 
lantic sometime in August. They will be on the school 
faculty there, the bride teaching French and English, 
and the groom as a mathematics teacher and coach. 

Miss Margaret Yvonne Snow and Melvin Sylvester 
Payne of Gibsonville were married June 6 at Mt. Pleas- 
an Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. W. Reid Harris. 
The couple will live on Route 1, Gibsonville. The bride 
has just completed the one-year commercial course at 
Woman's College. The bridegroom is a rising Senior at 
Elon College. 

Miss Vera Mae Lindley of Graham, and Carl Edward 
Jones of Valdosta, Ga., were married July 20 in Graham 
Friends Church. Rev. Homer A. Barker, pastor of the 
bride, was officiating minister. He was assisted by Dr. 
D. J. Bowden of Elon College. The bride received a cer- 
tificate in Secretarial Science from Elon College in 
1951. She now holds the position of secretary to Dr. D. 
J. Bowden, Dean of Elon College. The groom is a rising 
senior at Elon. 

Miss Margaret Angie Simpson of Greensboro and 
Kenneth Haig Faucette, of Burlington were married 
June 1 at College Place Methodist Church in Greens- 
boro. Dr. J. C. Stokes, pastor officiated for the cere- 
mony. Mrs. Faucette is a graduate of Woman's College 
and has been employed as secretary by George Murphy 
Company. The bridegroom attended Elon College and 
State College, Raleigh. The couple are at home in Bur- 
lington vvhere Mr. Faucette is secretary-treasurer of 
Faucette Coal Sales Company. 

Shiloh Presbyterian Church was the setting for the 
wedding of Miss Nancy Catherine Keck of Route 4, 
Burlington, and Gerald Keith Ginnings of Greensboro 
on Sunday afternoon, June 1. Mrs. Ginnings is a 1952 
graduate of Woman's College in Greensboro. Mr. Gin- 
nings is a 1952 graduate of Elon College. 

On July 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Miss Laurene C. 
Rockel of Cincinnati and Burlington, and Leonard J. 
Chatham of Washington, D. C. were married. Mrs. Chat- 
ham attended Elon College in 1951. 

Dignity and beauty symbolized the wedding of Miss 
Emma Sue Hailey and John Mitchell of Lynchurst, N. 
J., which was an informal home ceremony on Friday 
morning, July 11, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Her- 
ring, in Greensboro. She is an art major and will con- 
tinue her studies. Mr. Mitchell is a junior at Elon Col- 
lege. For two seasons he has been a member of the 
Greensboro Patriots Baseball Club. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell 
are at home at 920 Walker Avenue in Greensboro. 

In an impressive ceremony at 5:30 P.M., August 1, 
Miss Joan Bly Gladden, of Burlington, became the bride 
of Oswald Holt "Pete" Marshburn of Greensboro. The 
wedding took place at the bride's home in Grove Park. 
Rev. W. M. Loy officiated at the double ring ceremony. 
The bride will graduate with an A. B. in Biology in 
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Elon Alumni News 




The picture above shows Ihe officials of Founder's Day program. Left to right: Dr. Jesse Dollar, Suffolk. Va.: Dr. 
L. E. Smith, Inset; Mr. Luther Hodges, Leaksville; Rev. Millard Stevens, Norfolk; Dr. Hardcasile, Chuckatuck, Va. 

Elon Speaker Points To Industrial And 
Business Responsibility To American Colleges 

Dr. Harper Honored At Morning Session 

By LUTHER BYRD 
Publicity Director 



That industry and business, both large and small, 
has a definite responsibility to assist in the maintenance 
of the small church-related and privately-endowed col- 
lege was the declaration of the Hon. Luther Hodges, of 
Leaksville, Democratic nominee for lieutenant-governor 
of North Carolina, as he delivered the principal address 
on Tuesday, September 16, at the concluding session 
of "Founders' Day" observance at Elon College. 

His address, which served as the "kick-off" for a 
gigantic fund-raising effort, designed to raise $1,300,000 
for the maintenance and expansion of Elon College, 
came as the feature of the afternoon session in Whitley 
Auditorium. It was heard by several hundred Elon 
alumni and friends, ministers and lay leaders of the 
Congregational Christian Church, who gathered to com- 
memorate the sixty-fourth anniversary of the founding 
of the college. 

The "Founders' Day" program, which was an all- 
day affair, had gotten under way at 11 o'clock yester- 
day morning with a service that honored the late Dr. 
William Allen Harper, who served as Elon's president 
from 1911 until 1931. The memorial address for Dr. 
Harper was delivered by Dr. Howard S. Hardcastle, of 
Chuckatuck, Va., an eminent minister of the Congrega- 
tional Church and an outstanding Elon alumnus. 

Hodges was introduced to the afternoon crowd by 
George D. Colclough, of Elon College, member of the 
college's board of trustees and secretary of the Bur- 
lington Chamber of Commerce, who paid tribute to 
brilliant success achieved by the former executive of 



the Marshall Field textile organization and predicted 
new achievements as the retired textile man enters the 
field of politics. 

Hodges himself pointed first to the great value of 
the church-related college to modern society, citing the 
growing tendency toward tax-supported institutions of 
higher learning and warning that the private institu- 
tions must be maintained in approximately equal num- 
bers to the state institutions, thus assuring a curb on 
government and bureaucratic control of education. 

He pointed out that industry fights for freedom of 
enterprise, while educational institutions fight for aca- 
demic freedom and that the love of and desire for these 
two freedoms form a strong bond of communal inter- 
ests between industry and the privately-endowed col- 
leges. 

Upon the conclusion of Hodges' address, Dr. Leon 
E. Smith, president of Elon College, took charge as the 
all-out campaign was formally launched to raise $1,- 
300,000 for the college. This drive is the concluding 
portion of a great ten-year campaign that began in 
1946, and President Smith traced that campaign from 
the beginning, pointing out that alumni and friends of 
Elon have already raised $1,200,000 and that the addi- 
tional $1,300,000 is needed to complete successfully the 
ten year effort and reach the over-all goal of two and 
one-half million dollars. 

Dr. Smith read the names of members of the cam- 
paign committees, which include outstanding ministers 
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Elon Alumni News 



Elon Graduates Hear 
Address By Dr. L. E. Spikes 

Thirty-one members of Elon College's summer 
graduating class and a capacity audience in Whitley 
Auditorium heard a Burlington educator challenge them 
to do their part to help uplift America's spirit and 
man's place in present-day civilization. 

Dr. L. E. Spikes, superintendent of Burlington City 
Schools and recognized as one of the leading public 
schools educators in the state, used three basic points 
in speaking on "Our Human Progression Toward Free- 
dom." 

He outlined: 

"We are the products of history or, in another way, 
history does have something to do with us as indi- 
viduals. 

"We are partly the products of our inherited culture. 
"We are responsible for ourselves and, at the same 
time, we should help create a culture that would be 
progressively free." 

He pointed out that in the 25 civilizations that have 
existed, outside of Western, none has disintegrated 
without the seed of disintegration being manifest first 
from within. 

"In every civilization, in every nation, in every com- 
munity, as well as in every person, lies the seed of 
disintegration and the seed of redemption," he said. 

He emphasized the opportunity of providing an up- 
lifting spirit to mankind and the world. 

In pointing to the amount to money America has 
given to the world, He said: 

"No nation on earth ever had so much to give to 
the world and gave so little of it as the United States. 
"But the gift to which I refer cannot be measured in 
money. Perhaps history will record that our greatest 
mistake was that we offered nothing but money to a 
world that was hungering for things of the spirit." 

Most of all, he said, "we need to gear ourselves to 
some great and some great faith — to forget ourselves 
that we may become mature in spirit and balance in 
serving mankind. 

"The world offers you an opportunity and gives you 
a mirror. If you but seek your course, you, indeed, 
will be free," he concluded. 

Dr. L. E. Smith, Elon College president, presented 
diplomas and awards to the graduates and introduced 
Dr. Spikes. 

Dr. W. W. Snyder, pastor of Beverly Hills Congre- 
gational Christian Church in Burlington, gave Bibles 
to the graduates, and Dr. W. T. Scott, of the Southern 
Convention of Congregational Christian Churches, gave 
the invocation. 

Graduates who received Bachelor of Arts Degree 
were: Arthur Addison, III, Ireni Autry, Helen Bland, 
Joseph Bowman, Branch Bragg, Jr., Joseph Bryson, 
Edna Burke, Charles Burrus, Virginia Davis, Charles 
Dickerson Bettye Jo Dillard, Max Drake, Carroll 
Ellington, Clegg Foster, Ralph Foushee, Cecil Garber, 
Jr., Ellen Garner, Edward Hackney, Evelyn Kemp, 
Sarah Kemp, Richard Lee, Jr., Beulah Miller, David 
Mondy, Parks Norman, Jr., Ralph Norwood, Elbert 
Peters, Robert Reece, Julius Rice, James Rice, Paul 
Rosser, and Robirt Smithwick. 



Elon Teachers 
Visit Africa 

Elon's traveling teachers. Dr. W. W. Sloan, profes- 
sor of Bible and Religious Education, and Mrs. Sloan, 
professor of Spanish, have done it again. This past sum- 
mer they visited Africa and the Near East, making 
stops in 30 countries, 17 of them in Africa. This was 
Dr. Sloan's eighth extensive trip abroad and Mrs. 
Sloan's fifth. Dr. Sloan has visited approximately 90 
government units and Mrs. Sloan 75. 

Since this year's study in American-Protestant 
churches in Africa the Sloans specialized in that conti- 
nent. This past year the emphasis in Protestant 
churches was Latin America. Because of that Dr. and 
Mrs. Sloan spent the summer of 1951 in Central Amer- 
ica and Mexico. 

The chief purpose of this last trip was to study the 
religious, educational and social needs and progress of 
the people of Africa and gather materials for reports 
to people of North Carolina and Virginia. Dr. and Mrs. 
Sloan are already lining up a heavy schedule of ad- 
dresses to church groups, luncheon clubs, women's so- 
cieties, schools and P.-T.A.'s. They took 400 kodachrome 
slides as well as motion pictures which they are glad 
to share. Dr. Sloan is recounting his travels twice a 
week on radio station WBBB. Dr. and Mrs. Sloan have 
a joint weekly program on WFNS. 

Dr. and Mrs. Sloan visited Christian missions of 
numerous denominations and also had interviews with 
government, educational and business leaders in many 
of the nations they visited. 

In addition to Africa the Sloans made a study of 
the situation in the Near East, particularly the prob- 
lems resulting from the establishing of the Jewish 
state, Israel, in Palestine. They found a tragic situa- 
tion there with 800,000 people made homeless by the 
Israeli army. The lack of interest in justice for these 
refugees upon the part of western nations is playing 
into the hands of Russia. While we are concerned about 
Russia in China, Korea and Europe we are practically 
inviting Russia into the Near East. 

Dr. Sloan feels that Palestine is one of today's most 
important "hot spots" and should be visited by Elon 
ulumni that they may understand today's problems as 
well as the background of Christianity and Judaism. 
He has worked out a program which will make it pos- 
sible for Elonites to spend a month next summer visit- 
ing Europe and the Near East at a cost of less than 
$1,200 each, provided fifteen people go with him. 

When asked what his most important impressions 
from Africa are Dr. Sloan mentioned two: 1. We should 
not think of Africans as a whole for they differ from 
nation to nation as much as people of the United 
States differ from those of Guatemala although both 
groups are Americans; 2. The future of the world may 
lie in Africa rather than Asia as the Africans are 
progressing as rapidly as the Asians and have plenty of 
room in which to expand, whereas Asia is so crowded 
it will for centuries be retarded by the problem of 
finding sufficient food. 



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Elon Alumni News 



INew Faculty Members At Elon 



By LUTHER BYRD 
Publicity Director 



Eight new faculty members have been added to the 
Elon College teaching staff for the 1952-53 session. 
The additions include a new dean of women, two mem- 
bers of the English staff and one each in the fields of 
accounting, history, music, home economics and physi- 
cal education. All assumed their duties on September 
1st. 

The new dean of women is Miss Alice M. Black, of 
Washington, D. C, who saw several years service as an 
officsr in the WAVES, during which she directed 
activities for large groups of girls. She has also en- 
gaged in public school work in Washington and in 
summer camp work. Miss Black received the B.S. de- 
gree from Columbia University and the M.A. Degree 
from Teachers' College of Columbia University. The 
other additions are listed below in alphabetical order. 
Mrs. Lucy M. Brashear, wife of Prof. J. H. Brashear 
of the Business Department, is a new member of the 
English faculty. A native of Belleview, Ohio, Mrs. 
Brashear graduated from Tiffin University on Ohio and 
then took an undergraduate degree and the Master's 
Degree in English at the University of Florida, where 
she also served as an instructor. She is a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, honorary scholas- 
tic fraternities. She served in the WAVES during 
World War II. 

Dr. Horace Cunningham, a native of Owenton, Ky., 
who received the Ph.D. Degree from the University 
of North Carolina this year, is the new member of the 
history staff. He had his undergraduate work at At- 
lantic Christian and then received the Master's Degree 
from the University of North Carolina. He has had 
expsrience in public school work and served on the 
faculties at East Carolina and N. C. State and taught 
at Carolina from 1946 to 1952. He was in the air forces 
during World War II. 

Miss Betsy Haley is a resident of Elon College who 
has come home to teach girls' physical education. A 
graduate of Gibsonville High, she graduated at Wom- 
an's College with the B.S. in Physical Education, and 
for the past year she has been engaged in recreational 
work for the government at Munich, Germany. She 
has also worked with summer camps. 

Rev. James M. Hess, also of the English staff, brings 
a rich experience that includes thirty-seven years of 
missionary work in India, where he was head of the 
English Department in the American College of the 
University of Madras. A native of Philadelphia, he 
did his undergraduate work at the University of Penn- 
sylvania and added the Master's Degree and the 
Bachelor of Divinity at the University of Chicago. He 
is the author of several books on Shakespeare and the 
Elizabethan theatre. 

Prof. H. L. Lawless, who is teaching accounting in 
the Business Department, came to Elon after serving 
for the past three years at Defiance College in Ohio, 
where he taught accounting and other business sub- 
jects. Prior to that time he was in high school work 
in Illinois. He has the Master's Degree from the Uni- 



versity of Iowa, where he has also done advanced work 
toward the Ph.D. Degree. 

Mrs. Mary P. Shockey, a native of Greensboro, is 
teaching Home Economics this year. She is a graduate 
of Woman's College, where she has done advanced 
work in the graduate field, and she also holds a dieti- 
tian's certificate from the Watts Hospital, Durham. 
She has served as head dietitian in the Baptist Hos- 
pital, Winston-Salem, and the Central Carolina Con- 
valescent Hospital, Greensboro. She has also taught 
home economics in the public schools. 

Prof. Jonathan M. Sweat, a native of Corinth, Miss., 
is the new member of the Elon music faculty. He had 
undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University, and he 
has also studied at Ward-Belmont Conssrvatory, Mem- 
phis College of Music and at Julliard School, where 
he received the B.S. and M.S. Degrees, he has had 
wide experience in music, including concert work in 
both solo and ensemble capacities, the last two years 
under contract to the Young Artists' Concert Manage- 
ment, appearing in recitals in several states. He has 
been organist and choirmaster for several years and 
done private teaching in his field. 



Maness Enters Firm 

The law firm of Ragland, Kurz & Layton in Jack- 
sonville, Florida, announced today the admission of 
William H. Maness, Jacksonville attorney, as a member 
of the firm. This law firm was originally established 
in 1906 by Col. W. E. Kay under the name of Kay, Dog- 
gett & Smith, and has occupied offices in Suite 608, 
Consolidated Building, continuously since its establish- 
ment. In announcing that Mr. Maness had become a 
member of the firm, Messrs. Ragland, Kurz & Layton 
also announced that the firm name has been changed 
to Ragland, Kurz, Layton & Maness. 

Maness was born in Erwin, N. C, in 1916, and was 
educated in the public schools of Siler City, Roxboro 
and Snow Hill, N. C. He obtained an A.B. degree from 
Elon College, in 1938, and a Bachelor of Law Degree 
at John B. Stetson University in 1948. He has practiced 
law in Jacksonville continuously sines September 1, 
1948, and has been associated with Ragland, Kurz, & 
Layton since January 1, 1949. Mr. Maness served dur- 
ing World War II as a naval aviator, and was dis- 
charged with the rank of Lt. Commander in August, 
1946. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Maness of 
Hillsboro, N. C, and a brother of Dr. Paul F. Maness 
of Burlington. He resides in Jacksonville, Fla., at 5055 
Ortega Boulevard with his wife, the former Miss Betty 
Jean Rowe of that city and their two children, Judith 
Ann and William Holt Maness, Jr. 

The new firm of Ragland, Kurz, Layton & Maness 
announced that Mr. Robert L. Rowe, Jr., attorney, 
formerly associated with William H. Maness, is now 
associated with the new firm. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Dr. W. D. Rippy Opens 
Medical Practice 

Dr. W. D. Rippy, a native of Gibsonville, recently 
began the general practice of medicine in Burlington, 
his office being located atop the Medical Center Phar- 
macy on Graham-Hopedale Road near Alamance 
County Hospital. 

Dr. Rippy was released recently from the Army. 
He was a captain serving as medical officer for the 
Induction Station in Raleigh before returning to his 
home community. 

Born in Gibsonville, he was graduated from high 
school there and took his pre-medical training at Elon 
College, graduating in the class of 1943. 

He joined the Navy on July 1, 1943, and was com- 
missioned an ensign after completing midshipman's 
school. He was released from the Navy in June of 
1946 as a lieutenant, junior grade, after seeing service 
in the Pacific for 22 months through New Guinea, Phil- 
ippine, Chinese and Formosa campaigns. Assigned 
to the staff of amphibious forces, he was with the task 
force that accepted the Japanese surrender. 

In October of 1946 he entered Medical School at 
Duke University and, after graduating there in Decem- 
ber of 1949, he interned in pediatrics at Duke and then 
had a one-year internship at Walter Reed Army Hos- 
pital in Washington, after entering the Army Medical 
Corps in June of 1950. He was with the Army Hos- 
pital at Fort Bragg before being assigned to the induc- 
tion station at Raleigh. 

Dr. Rippy is the son of Mrs. J. M. Rippy of Gibson- 
ville and is married to the former Miss Helen Blalock, 
of Elon College Road. They have two children, Wil- 
liam, Jr., 21 months, and Robert, three months. 

They are temporarily living with Mrs. Rippy's par- 
ents but plan to move to Elm Street in Graham shortly. 



LITTLE CHRISTIANS 



Richard Odom Heads Red 
Cross Staff In Germany 

Richard L. Odom, a graduate of the Elon College 
(Class of 1922) has been assigned to one of the largest 
U. S. military posts in the world as a field director for 
the American Red Cross. 

He will head the Red Cross staff on the Munich Mili- 
tary Post in Germany, according to Robert C. Lewis, 
Director of Operations for the ARC in Europe and 
North Africa. 

This will be Odom's first overseas assignment with 
the organization. He has served as field director at 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for the past nine and one-half 
years. 

At the Munich Military Post, Odom will direct a 
large staff which will counsel servicemen confronted 
with personal or family problems, offer speedy commu- 
nications in the case of emergencies, and make financial 
assistance available. 

At the present time, 90 Red Cross offices are in op- 
eration in England, France, Germany, Austria, Trieste, 



Mr. and Mrs. Sidney T. Sherwin (Keron Walker '43) 
of 922 Hill Street, Greensboro, N. C. have a daughter, 
Nancy Walker, born April 17, 1952. 

Mr. '48 and Mrs. '45 David A. Darden (Dorothy 
Williams) of 100 York St., Suffolk, Va. announce the 
birth of their third son, James Dwight Darden. James 
was born August 19 at the hospital in Suffolk. Last 
report. Mother, baby, and Daddy were doing fine. Mrs. 
Darden is the secretary of the Suffolk Alumni Chapter. 
Mr. Darden is in the Feed Supply and Tire Recapping 
business with his father and other brother, Jimmy. 

Rev. '40 and Mrs. '37 Duane Vore, D.D. announce 
the birth of a daughter. The alumni office was not in- 
formed of the name or the date of birth. Dr. Vore re- 
ceived his Doctor of Divinity from Elon College this 
past May. 

Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Pruden, Jr. of Suffolk, Va. an- 
nounce the birth of a daughter. The new addition was 
born August 29. 

Mr. and Mrs. '51 William F. Shaw (Dolly Ree Fos- 
ter) of Burlington, N. C. announce the birth of a little 
girl. Their new daughter was born August 29. Dolly 
Ree was a soloist with the choir and very outstanding 
in her field of music while at Elon. 



ELON SPEAKER 

(Continued from Page 5 ) 

and lay leaders from widely scattered portions of North 
Carolina and Virginia, a section which makes up the 
larger part of the Southern Convention of the Congre- 
gational Christian Church. The committee members 
present yesterday were called to the front of Whitley 
Auditorium to receive the commission of service and 
for a prayer of consecration to the cause. Subsequent 
meetings will be held in each of the districts of the 
Southern Convention to plan local campaigns. 

Dr. Howard S. Hardcastle, speaker at the morning 
session, who was introduced by D. R. Fonville, Sr., of 
Burlington, sketched rapidly and effectively the fine 
career of Dr. Harper and paid touching tribute to the 
man who played a big part in the growth and progress 
of Elon College for a quarter of a century. 

Dr. Hardcastle's closing words pictured Dr. Harper 
as "a man of unusual gifts of concentration, boundless 
energy, irrepressible enthusiasm, clear and advanced 
thinking, resolute action, convincing speech, unwearied 
patience and radiant faith, a gifted teacher, able ad- 
ministrator, successful author, uncanny financier and 
zealous crusader for Christian education." 

The morning session was presided over by President 
Leon E. Smith, of Elon College, while the afternoon 
gathering was presided over by Dr. Wyatt Millard 
Stevens, of Norfolk, Va., who is pastor of the Christian 
Temple in that city and head of the Southern Conven- 
tion of the Congregational Christian Church. 



French Morocco, and Libya, offering these traditional 
services to members of the armed forces. 

Before joining the Red Cross, Odom was active as a 
football coach at the Drive High School in Virginia, 
and the Beaumont Industrial School in Virginia for a 
number of years. 



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Elon Alumni News 



WITH THE CLASSES 



1916 

Mrs. Blanche Teague Riddle is associated with the 
Good Will Industries of Washington, D. C, and has 
been there for some time. She lives at 1441 Soring Road 
N. W., Washington, D. C. 

1926 

Mr. George D. Colclough, now manager of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce in Burlington, has recently been recog- 
nized as the one that has lured new business and doctors 
to Burlington. A Doctor Beck of Cleveland, Ohio, re- 
cently made the statement that George Colclough was 
the one who influenced him in settling in Burlington. 
George is also a member of the executive committee 
of our Alumni Association. 

Mr. J. L. Lynch, class of 1926, of White Plains, Va., 
is county surveyor of farms for counties in Virginia. 

1927 

Miss Gladys Yates, class of 1927, is teaching the 12th 
grade in Suffolk High School. 

Mrs. A. Brown Fogleman is principal and teacher at 
Glen Raven Elementary School in Burlington. Mr. A. 
Brown Fogleman is with the Burlington Mills in Bur- 
lington. Both in the class of 1927. 

1928 

Mr. Robert Walker is engaged in the dairy farming 
business. Mr. Walker has four children. Son is enrolled 
at Elon this year. 

1932 

Mr. Rodman G. Lilly, former counselor for the State 
Regional Consultation Service in Norfolk, has been 
elected president of Bayview School. Rodman is a na- 
tive of Waverly, Va., and received his A.B. Degree 
from Elon College and received his M.E. Degree at the 
University of Virginia. He served as assistant principal 
and principal at schools in Mecklenburg, Cumberland, 
and Chesterfield counties before joining the staff of the 
Consultation Service in Norfolk four years ago. Rod- 
man's family is composed of his wife, Louise, and their 
two sons. 

1934 

Mr. William J. Storey, Jr., superintendent of South 
Norfolk Schools represented the Division of Superin- 
tendent, Virginia Education Association, at a three-day 
meeting at an American Association of School Adminis- 
tration in Chicago. Bill, who was in Chicago on April 
29 and 30, is vice-president of VEA Division. 

1936 

Mrs. Richard Gooch nee "Dick" Kimball, is living 
in Henderson, N. C, and has a son, Richard, III, 8 years 
of age, and a daughter, Carolyn Page 8 years of age 
Her husband is in a boat business. 

W. W. Kimball Jr., manager of the Imperial Tobacco 
Company factory in Wilson, N. C. He has one son, Bill, 
4 years old. Mr. Kimball has been in Wilson for the past 
number of years. 

1937 

Rev. W. A. Grissom has assumed duties as pastor 
of the Liberty Vance Christian Church at Epsom. His 
address is route No. 1, Henderson, N. C. Rev. Grissom 
was formerly the pastor of Franklin Congressional 
Church of Franklin, Va. 

1940 

Dr. Duane Vore, pastor of the Suffolk Christian 
Church, was awarded "The Doctor of Divinity Degree" 
at the 1952 Elon commencement program. Dr. Vore is 
at the present serving as chairman in the present build- 
ing campaign for Elon College. 

1942 

A recent visitor to the campus was Mrs. Elizabeth 
Armfield Hobson, '43, and her two daughters, Pat and 
Judy, of Asheboro. Lib was accompanied by her brother, 
Bill Armfield, who is enrolling in Elon this Fall. Lib's 
husband, "Hobby," is employed with McQuary Mills 
in Asheboro. "Hobby" was a member of the class of 1942. 



1943 

Dr. J. W. "Bill" Johnston has joined Dr. E. P. Miller 
in practice in Burlington. Dr. Johnston is the son of the 
late Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Johnston, long-time resi- 
dents of Elon College, where "Dr. Charlie" was for many 
years the well-respected and loved superintendent of the 
Christian Orphanage. 

1945 

Mrs. "Virginia," represented the Old Dominion in 
the Mrs. America contest at Asbury Park, N. J. Mrs. 
"Virginia" is Mrs. Marcelena Mabe Schwegler. She is 
a resident of 610 Third Avenue, West Norfolk, Va. Mar- 
celene attended Elon College and was secretary to the 
Dean. Her family consists of Shannon, 6, Ingrid, who 
will be three in November, and her husband, Walter, a 
navy man. Marcelene was born in Asheboro, N. C. She 
states that her dogs have kept her busy as well as her 
children, and for that reason she was able to maintain 
her trim weight at 119 pounds. 

1946 

Prof. Earl Danieley, who has been on leave of ab- 
sence from the college for the past two years, will re- 
turn December 1, in full time teaching capacity. He 
has been at the University of North Carolina working 
on his Ph.D. 

1947 

Mrs. David A. Darden of Suffolk, Va. has been 
elected secretary of the Suffolk Chapter. Besides her 
duties as mother of three children, she finds time to 
enter into other activities. Her third son was born 
August 19. 

1948 

Mr. Jack Russell, who is assistant coach and teacher 
at the Burlington High School, is now a part-time agent 
for the New York Life Insurance Co. At the present, 
he is the only representative of the company. His wife, 
Lib, is also an alumnus of the college. 

Mr. John J. Miller, A. B. Elon College, has been 
promoted to assistant professor at Emory University 
and is now living in Atlanta, Ga. Johnny is president 
of the South Eastern Intercollegiate wrestling associa- 
tion and is a member of the Physical Education Depart- 
ment. 

1949 

Mr. Clarence Burton, who attended Elon College 
several years, is now living in Suffolk, Va. He was 
discharged from the Marines. 

1950 

Sergeant First Class Alton H. Godwin, of Kenly, 
N. C. has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal by Col. 
Reynolds, Chief of Staff, 7th Infantry Division, during 
ceremonies in Korea. Al, as he was known at Elon, 
was sited for his work as administrative specialist in 
the office of Chief of Staff. He was a graduate of Bur- 
lington High School and attended Elon College several 
years before enlisting in the service. 

Mr. Joe Robinson, who is now a medical student at 
the University of North Carolina and makes his home 
in Chapel Hill, was elected president of the Junior 
Class of the Medical School. 

Mr. Paul Causey is now assistant coach of Durham 
County. He is teaching at Bragtown School. 

1951 

Sgt. Max Littlejohn, is now stationed at Lt. Rich- 
ardson, Alaska. He has been there since August of 1951 
and has hope of a discharge by November 14 of this 
year. Max has been attached to a 105-howitzer field 
artillery battalion since finishing basic training at 
Camp Carson, Col. Max sends greetings to his class- 
mates of Elon College. 

Mr. Archie Brigman, is teaching and coaching in 
Stoneville. Archie has been working with Western 
Electric the past two years. 

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Elon Alumni News 



Lt. Col. Cook Presented Homecoming And Bid 



Army's Bronze Star 

Lieutenant Col. James S. Cook, whose wife, Ruth, 
lives at 240 South Main Street, Graham has been 
awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achieve- 
ment in Korea. 

Colonel Cook was assigned as the 3rd Infantry Di- 
vision Quartermaster last January. 

He was graduated from Oak Ridge Military Insti- 
tute in 1931 and from Elon College in 1937. He has 
also attended Northwestern University and the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. 

Before entering the service, Colonel Cook was em- 
ployed by the Bureau of Census, United States Depart- 
ment of Commerce. 

The decoration was presented in recognition of 
Colonel Cook's service from April 2 to 22, 1952. 



MARRIAGES 

(Continued from Page 4) 

1953. "Fete" is a 1951 graduate of Elon. He has been 
teaching and coaching the past year at Ramseur High 
School where the couple will make their home. 

On Sunday afternoon, April 20, at Salem Methodist 
Church near Hurdle Mills, Miss Carolyn Louise Long of 
Roxboro, and Charles D. Beane of Ramseur were mar- 
ried. The bride attended Elon College in 1951 and re- 
ceived an A. B. degree in sociology from UNC. Until 
her marriage, she was employed at Family Service in 
Durham. The bridegroom was graduated from UNC in 

1951. He is now in business with his father near Ram- 
cur. The couple are residing in Asheboro. 

On July 19, Miss Ruth Ann Burke of Graham, be- 
came the bride of Frank Lytton Tingley of Thomasville. 
The groom received his degree in Physical Education 
this spring from Elon. A member of Kappa Psi Nu Fra- 
ternity, he was a four year member of both the varsity 
football and tennis teams. In his senior year he served 
as co-captain of the football team and captain of the 
tennis team. Both the bride and groom are employed 
by Western Electric Company in Burlington. 

In a ceremony in Long Beach, California, on Satur- 
day afternoon, July 19, at 5 o'clock, Miss Pattie Sue 
Morton of Burlington became the bride of Ernest A. 
Isley, Jr., of Burlington. Dr. George W. McDonald of 
Long Beach officiated at the rite, which took place at 
Greenwich Wedding Chapel. The bride attended Elon 
College and was secretary of the freshman class of 

1952. The groom is now serving in the U. S. Navy and 
attending school in San Diego. 

Mrs. Dorothy Sutton Showe of Elon College was 
married Sunday, June 15, to Mitchell B. Wilson, son of 
Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Wilson of Leaksville. 

Miss Edith Faye Caddell of Burlington and Mr. 
Harold R. Sadler of Suffolk, Va. were married at \he 
First Baptist Church in Burlington on Sept. 6th. The 
couple went to Niagra Falls on their honeymoon. Mr. & 
Mrs. Sadler, both attended Elon College :"or vwo years. 
The couple will make their home in Richmond, Va., 
where Mr. Sadler is a law student. 

On May 23, in Virgilina, Va., Mr. Lou Rochelli and 
Miss Jane Upchurch were married at the home of Rev. 
Mark Andes. The couple spent two weeks' honeymoon 
in Pa., Atlantic City, and New Jersey. Mrs. Rochelli, 
who graduated from Elon College in '51, is teaching the 
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Night October 11th 

The Elon Homecoming festivities will begin Friday 
night, October 10, with a dance in the Alumni Memo- 
rial Gymnasium. This dance is open to all alumni, for- 
mer students, present students, and faculty members. 
It is an informal affair, for the benefit of the Alumni 
traveling distances. 

Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, the regular decora- 
tion contest will begin. The judges will make their 
rounds and the winners will be announced at the foot- 
ball game that night. In the afternoon, at approximate- 
ly 3:00 p.m., there will be a parade leaving the campus 
that will proceed to Burlington. This parade will go 
through Burlington, down Main street, and proceed on 
to Gibsonville and back to Elon. It is open to any 
alumnus and former students that like to drive a car 
or ride in one. Decorations for cars can be obtained 
from alumni office. The sponsors will be in converti- 
bles, as well as the cheer-leaders. 

That night the football game between East Carolina 
and Elon will get under way in Burlington Stadium at 
8 p.m. This game is certain to be a very close battle 
with an Elon alumnus as head coach of E.C.C., Coach 
Jack Boone. It has been reported that East Carolina has 
a number of very promising candidates this year, and 
we feel sure that Elon has a capable team of its own. 

After the game there will be a short informal affair- 
in the Student Union. There is a possibility that a band 
will be present for dancing. 

At midnight the sororities and fraternities will begin 
their serenade to each other for bid-night festivities. 
This program adds a one-two punch to the homecoming 
program for alumni that were members of fraternities 
and sororities. We hope that many returning visitors 
will be present for this attractive week-end program. 




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Elon Alumni News 



The "One-Two" Punch Of 
The Fighting Christians 

By Luther Byrd 

The Fighting Christians can really offer a powerful 
"one-two" offensive punch during the 1952 football sea- 
son if one can rely on last year's offensive statistics, for 
John Piatt and Lou Rochelli each wrote a record in 1951 
that promises dire things for Elon enemies in coming 
seasons. 

Big John Piatt, who was ineligible for all Conference 
games last fall after his transfer from the University 
of Kentucky, participated in only a couple of games for 
Elon last season but his performance in those two 
games was nothing short of brilliant, and North Caro- 
lina sportswriters and Elon fans have been looking to 
the day when the Indiana husky would become fully 
eligible. 

One North Carolina sportswriter declared in a North 
State Conference review recently that Piatt had caused 
more talk around at North State colleges than would 
a pink polka-dotted flying saucer skimming down Penn- 
sylvania Avenue at an altitude of fifty feet. 

The sportswriters have pointed to the fact that Piatt's 
power and running, with a bit of clever passing thrown 
in, will make a mighty fine combination when teamed 
up with the triple-threat maneuvers of little Lou Ro- 
chelli, whose great play throughout last season stamped 
him as one of the finest backs in Elon history. All Lou 
did last season was to gain more total yardage in com- 
bined running and passing than any college back in 
North Carolina, including the "Big Four" as well as the 
North State. 

The Elon fans like to recall the records of those 
two last fall and at the same time hope for better things 
in the present campaign. Rochelli's total offense record 
for the year was 1,273 yards in nine games, while Piatt 
advanced the ball more than a quarter of a mile while 
playing slightly more than half of only two games. 

Piatt competed against powerful Emory and Henry 
and Norfolk Navy, and his record shows that he rushed 
the ball 27 times for 190 yards and an average of 7 
yards per carry, he completed 11 out of 21 passes for 
203 yards, he received one pass for 15 yards and he 
ran back kicks for 39 yards, all of which adds up to 447 
yards in the less than two games. That is exactly 7 yards 
more than a quarter of a mile. 

Rochelli's full-season record was brilliant, especially 
in the passing column, which shows that he completed 
62 of 126 passes for a total of 1,002 yards, far ahead of 
any other passer in the state, and eight of his passes 
went for touchdowns. Lou also ran with the ball 105 
times for a total of 271 yards, scoring three touchdowns 
himself. These figures add for 1,273 yards total offense, 
but one must still add in the fact that Rochelli caught 
7 passes for 79 yards and that he punted for an average 
of 39.6 yards during the season. 

However, the "one-two" punch boys are not the only 
Elon backs who can advance that ball, and they will 
receive able aid from such veterans as Carroll Reid, Joe 
Parker, Alfred Male, Jack Christy and Marvin Moss, 
along with several freshmen who can move, granting 
of course that none of the backs can hit to the inside 
or the outside without the blockers in line and backfield 
who clear the way. 



DEATHS 



Miss Jane McCauley, of Waverly, Virginia, died on 
Saturday, July 12, 1952. Miss McCauley was a '48 
graduate of Elon College. The friends and acquaintances 
she made while here at Elon are deeply grieved by her 
death. She had formerly been teaching at Sadler School 
in Reidsville, N. C. 

Mr. Arthur Brantley Bristow, 67, principal at Maury 
High School for 30 years and more recently administra- 
tive assistant for the Norfolk Public Schools, died July 
4 at his birthplace in Middlesex County. He had trav- 
eled to his old home place for a fishing trip and to visit 
relatives. His death was shortly before his 68th birth- 
day. Mr. Bristow, an alumnus of Richmond College, 
was husband of Mrs. Maude Pritchard Bristow, class 
of 1909 at Elon College. 

Surviving are his wife, and a daughter, Miss Julia 
Bristow, both of the home; one son, Lt. A. B. Bristow, 
Jr.; four brothers, Cuthbert and Robert S., of Urbanna, 
where Bristow's stepmother also lives, Ellis M., and 
Joesph C. Bristow. 

Funeral services for Frank Alto Holladay, who 
died at his home, 318 Bank Street, Suffolk, Va., were 
held at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, conducted^y 
the Rev. John A. Winslow and the Rt. Rev. William A. 
Brown, of Portsmouth. Burial was in Cedar Hill 
tery with Masonic rites at the graveside. 

Mrs. Nancy Byrd Ruebush, a retired Madis/h Col- 
lege professor who was active in local and S^ate or- 
ganizations, died Sept. 5, at a hospital in Hamsonburg. 
Mrs. Ruebush, the wife of Joseph K. Ruemish, pub- 
lisher and authority on Virginia, received ner educa- 
tion at Elon College, the University of Virginia and 
Oxford, England. She taught English at Madison. 

WrriTfHE^LASSES 

(Continued from Page 9) 

Miss Mildred Sharpe is now teaching at the Liberty 
Elementary School. Mildred is teaching the 5th grade. 
She is formerly of Burlington, N. C. 

Miss Rebecca Garrison is teaching at Eli Whitley 
High School. Rebecca is still living in Burlington with 
her family. 

1952 

Bill Rakes, former athlete of Elon College, is now 
coaching at Fieldsdale High School. Bill was captain 
of the baseball team this past season. During the sum- 
mer, he played shortstop for the Elkin North Carolina 
professional team. 

Mr. Joe Spivey is now a sanatation officer in the 
Health Department, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 
Joe and his family plan to live in Smithfield, Va. His 
wife, Ruth, is also an alumnus of the college. 

Mr. Parks Norman is teaching at Happy Home 
School near Reidsville. 

Mr. Branch Bragg has accepted a job as assistant 
coach at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville. 
Branch is a graduate of summer graduating class of '52. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barger are moving to Danville, 
Va., where Bill will be associated with Dan River Mills. 
Bill is a member of the class of '52. 



MARRIAGES 



(Continued from Page 10) 
fifth grade at Elon College High School. Mr. Rochelli is 
attending Elon College and will graduate in '53. The 
couple are living at Vets Apartments. 

In a ceremony conducted by Rev. John Chilton Mott 
at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Miss Sally Ann 
Zeiger became the bride of Steven Reeves Cole on June 
7. Mr. Cole attended Elon College. The couple are now 
living in Burlington. 

On Mav 4, Miss Gladys Louise Mangum and Ellis 
Thomas Wrenn were married in a beautiful ceremony 
at the First Baptist Church in Burlington, officiated by 
Dr. Carlton S. Prickett. The bride attended Elon College 
and is now a stenographer for Baker-Cammack Hosiery 
Mills in Burlington. Mr. Wrenn is employed by Rich 
and Thompson Funeral Service. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Report On Alumni Dues For 1952-53 



1892 
Mr. C. D. West $ 5.00 

1893 
Mr. L. R. Jones $10.00 

1895 
Mr. S. M. Smith S 5.00 

1898 
Mr. Robert H. Porter $ 5.00 

1902 
Mrs. W. V. Leathers $ 5.00 

1904 

Mr. J. P. Johnson $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. Dolph Long $ 5.00 

Mr. D. R. Fonville $10.00 

1906 
Mr. Charles A. Hines $ 5.00 

1907 

Mrs. L. E. Smith, Sr $10.00 

Mr. C. B. Pritchett $ 5.00 

1910 

Dr. L. E. Smith, Sr $10.00 

Mrs. E. B. Huffines $ 5.00 

Mr. W. W. Elder $10.00 

1911 
Mrs. Robert F. Warren $ 5.00 

1912 
Miss Annie Satterfield $ 5.00 

1913 
Mr. C. L. Sauls $ 5.00 

1914 
Winnie Dale DuRant $ 5.00 

1915 

Mr. M. C. Barbee $ 5.00 

Mr. I. Paul Ingle $10.00 

Mr. S. B. McCauley $ 5.00 

1916 
Miss Myrtle Moser $10.00 

1917 

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Vaughan, Jr $10.00 

Mr. John P. Swain $ 5.00 

1918 

Mrs. P. O. McDonald $ 5.00 

Mrs. Olivia S. Page $ 5.00 

1919 
Dr. Thomas E. Powell, Jr $ 5.00 

1920 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young $ 5.00 

Mrs. Zondal M. Sechrest $ 5.00 

Dr. P. E. Lindley $ 5.00 

1921 

Mr. William E. Harward $ 5.00 

Luey M. Eldridge $ 5.00 

Mrs. O. F. Gilliam $ 5.00 

Mr. L. B. Ezell $ 5.00 

1922 

Mr. W. L. Rudd $ 5.00 

Dr. J. D. Messick $10.00 

1923 

Mr. Thomas H. Andrews $10.00 

Miss Lizzie G. Chandler $ 5.00 

Mr. L. J. Perry $10.00 

Dr. and Mrs. M. J. W. White $ 5.00 

1924 
Mr. JoseDh T. Banks $ 5.00 

1925 

Mr. S. H. Abell $10.00 

Rev. H. L. Isley $ 1.00 

1926 

Mr. J. E. Corbitt $ 5.00 

Mr. George D. Colclough $ 5.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr $ 5.00 

Miss Foy Matlock $ 5.00 

Mrs. S. L. Lane $10.00 

1927 

Mr. A. B. Johnson $10.00 

Mr. Charles E. Newman $10.00 

1928 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Brittle $ 5.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley $15.00 

Mr. J. Robert Walker $10.00 

Theda Summers $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Beaty $ 5.00 



1929 

Mr. Howard L. Hughes $ 5.00 

Mr. Dace W. Jones $ 5.00 

Mr. G. Everett Ring $ 5.00 

Mr. J. M. Coble $ 5.00 

1931 
Mrs. George D. Colclough $ 5.00 

1932 

Mr. Roy A. Richardson $ 5.00 

Mr. Paul D. LsKites $ 5.00 

L. Conway Channing $ 8.00 

1933 

Mrs. Thomas L. Winfield $ 5.00 

Mr. C. A. Leach $ 5.00 

1934 

Mr. W. E. Meachum $ 5.00 

Mr. Edward I. "Doc" LeKites $10.00 

1935 

Rev. Robert M. Man $ 5.00 

Dr. John R. Kernodle $10.00 

1936 

Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle $10.00 

Mrs. Margaret O. Walker $ 3.00 

1937 
Mrs. LaVerns P. Skipper $ 5.00 

1938 

Miss Margaret P. Smith $ 5.00 

Mr. John Z. McBrayer $ 5.00 

Mr. W. B. Hester $ 5.00 

Mr. Hal Bradley $ 5.00 

Rev. Leslie L. Parrish $ 1.00 

Mr. Arthur Greenwald $ 5.00 

1939 
Miss Emma Rascoe $ 5.00 

1941 

Mrs. Irene Hook Covington $ 5.00 

Mr. Charles W. Parker, Jr $ 5.00 

1942 

Mr. John Georgeo $ 5.00 

Rev. Irvin Summers $ 5.00 

Dr. M. W. Phillips $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stevenson $ 5.00 

Barbara E. Earp $ 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Dellinger $10.00 

1943 
Mr. Harry A. Stolte $ 5.00 

1944 
Mrs. Julia Ann Williams $10.00 

1946 

Rev. John H. Sunburn $ 5.00 

Mr. Brevitt Hook $ 5.00 

1948 

Mr. W. I. Peek $ 5.00 

Mr. William H. Godfrey $10.00 

T/Sgt. Joe Golombek $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Perry, Jr $10.00 

1949 

Mr. John B. Martin, Jr $10.00 

Mr. John Williams $10.00 

1950 

Mr. Fred Claytor $ 5.00 

Mr. Arthur Mizell $10.00 

Mr. Leroy H. Neese $ 5.00 

1951 

Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Fred G. Sahlmann $ 5.00 

Mr. Bill Nail $ 5.00 

1952 

Mr. Bill Rakes $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Cooper $10.00 

Class Unknown 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Hopewell $ 5.00 

Rev. George W. Lawrence, DD $10.00 

Mr. Walter C. Rawls $10.00 

Dr. S. E. Waynick $ 5.00 

Mrs. H. V. Palmer $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Lou Teague $ 5.00 

Mr. J. A. Riggsbee $ 5.00 



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NEW ADDRESSES 



Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Burton 
609 King Charles Road 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Lt. Robert B. Davenport 

Co. E 110th Inf. 28 Div. 

A.P.O. Ill 

Care Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

Dr. Raymond G. Cannon 
86 West Main Street 
Marlboro, Mass. 

Mr. E. F. Brickhouse 
Hopewell, Va. 

Mr. Clinton Anderson 
Greensboro Health Department 
Greensboro, N. C. 



Mr. Charles E. Newman, Jr. 
117 West Peace Street 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Mr. S. M. Smith 
3500 Elmore Place 
Suffolk, Va. 

Mr. Oliver Bullock Howell 

Apartado 240 

Callao, 

Peru, South America 



Mrs. Donald Harden Walker 
2508 Randleman Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Sgt. Max C. Littlejohn 
2 West Main Ext. 
Schoolfield, Va. 

Mr. Walter C. Rawls 
Suite 1337 

Boatmen's Bank Building 
314 North Broadway 
St. Louis 2, Missouri 

Miss Foy Matlock 
2330 Westfield Ave. 
Winston-Salem 7, N. C. 

Clarence Burton 
120 Wellons Street 
Suffolk, Va. 

Mr. Dwight Apple 
Box 137 
Clarksboro, N. J. 

Pfc. Bill Nail 
6012 Medical Det. 
Camp Stoneman, Calif. 

Sgt. Burton Daniels 
93rd Maint. Sq. Box 31 
Castle A. F. B., Calif. 



Miss Barbara Haynes 
Box 476 
Suffolk, Va. 

Mrs. E. S. Dameron, Jr. 
307 Trail 8 
Grove Park 
Burlington, N. C. 

Miss Lucy Ayscue 
Deer Crossing 

Mr. Perry Ayscue 
Norfolk, Va. 

Misses Eliza and Eugenia Boyd 
924 Nicholas Street 
Henderson, N. C. 

Mrs. Mary Eaves Green 
23 West Street 
New London, Conn. 

Mr. Vernice Eaves 
Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Mr. Alvin Hamm 
1825 Colonial Ave. 
Henderson, N. C. 

Mrs. H. W. Passavant 
Chestnut Street 
Henderson, N. C. 

Mrs. C. B. Reaves 
Tennessee 

Mr. Martin Luther Grissom 
Montana 



ELON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 



All Home Games Start at 8:00 P.M. 



September 20 Norfolk Navy — Norfolk 

September 26 Wofford — Spartanburg 

October 4 Appalachian — Boone 

October 11 (Homecoming) E. C. C. — Burlington 

October 18 Little Creek — Burlington 

October 25 Catawba — Burlington 

November 1 W. C. T. C— Cullowhee 

November 8 Newberry — Clover, S. C. 

November 15 Lenoir Rhyne — Burlington 

November 27 (Thanksgiving) Guilford — Reidsville 



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From The President 



Every alumnus and everyone interested in Elon College will be 
glad for the renewed and increased interest in our College. The entire 
membership of the Congregational Christian Church in the South is in 
the act of forming an organization for the purpose of approaching every 
individual member with information about the College, and to offer to 
him an opportunity to make a definite and worthwhile contribution to 
the College annually for five years. Many friends are joining with 
the Church in this effort to complete the Two and One Half Million 
Dollar Fund for the College. Are you one of these who say, "No sir, I 
will not make a pledge — I do not make pledges." Don't be afraid of a 
pledge. A pledge is nothing more than an expression of faith; faith 
in yourself, in your fellow man, and in God. Come on, let's join 
hands, hearts, and persons and get this job done. 

I am sure that you have the information that $1,200,000 of the $2,- 
5 00,000 sought has already been secured. This is a magnificent achieve- 
ment in itself. These facts should encourage us greatly and inspire every 
single alumnus to join with others in this undertaking. Let everyone 
make a generous donation now. Send it in and pledge yourself to make 
a similar donation annually for the next four years. 

It will be great to see four new dormitories and a new dining room, 
all adequately furnished, standing on the campus. Your contribution will 
help to make such an achievement possible. 

ALMA MATA IS DEPENDING ON YOU. 

L. E. Smith, '10 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

January, 1953 Vol. XI, No. 1 

Contents 

Editor's Letter 1 

Sharp Increase Shown 2 

Miss Peitchard 3 

Forsyth County Alumni 4 

Decorations & Parade 5 

Elon Basketball 6 

Banquet in Durham 1 

Sports Star Writes 8 

With the Classes 9 

October 13 Significant Date- 10 

Marriages H 

Report on Dues 12 

Elon Alumni News 

C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51 Editor 

Published quarterly in the office 
of the Executive Secretary at Elon 
College, Elon College, N. C. Entered 
as second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office at Elon Col- 
lege, N. C, under the Act of March 
3, 1879. 



General Alumni Association 
Officers 

Dr. Darden W. Jones. '27, Franklin, Va. — 

President 

Mrs. Esther Kernodle, '36.- Burlington — 

First Vice President 

Mr. Moses Crutchfield, '41, Greensboro — 

Second Vice President 

Mr. C. Carl Wood, Jr., '51, Elon College — 

Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

Royal H. Spence. '41, Chm Burlington 

Curry Bryan, '42 Burlington 

J. Hinton Rountree. '33 Greensboro 

George Colclough, '28 Elon College 

Woodrow Wilson. '38 Burlington 

Oka Hester, '37 Greensboro 

Dr. Charles Rawls, '40 Suffolk. Va. 

William P. Wilkins. '49 Norfolk, Va. 

Miss Lizzie Gray Chandler. '23 Durham 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Harold L. Barney. '28 Madison, N. J. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Eugene H. Thompson. '30 Coleridge 

Delmar L. Brown, '50 Richmond, Va. 

Samuel M. Rankin, '41 Charlotte 

James C. Washburn, Jr., '49 Raleigh 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40 Winston-Salem 

Members of Athletic Committee 

I. E. Fesmire, '24, Chm Greensboro 

W. C. Elder, '26 Burlington 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

John E. Smith, '24 Greensboro 



EDITOR'S LETTER 

Dear Alumnus: 

The 1952-53 fiscal year is half over. Some of us hate to think that 
time passes so quickly or that we are a half year older. Regardless 
of our lack of desire to face Father Time, it is a true fact. Also our 
alumni office at the end of this year will be a year older. For that 
reason alone we should have a better alumni association. More 
alumni names have been added to our files, another copy of the 
"Alumni News" has been mailed from this office; but have many 
of our group helped to defray these costs? That is the objective that 
many of us would like to reach: A Self-Sustaining Alumni Office. 
Yes, I must write again about the financial status of the Elon Col- 
lege Alumni Office. Dues are being paid, but a small minority are 
trying to support the complete program. This in itself is not a fair 
practice and a small group is unable to carry the whole load. 

Last year, less than 550 alumni paid their alumni dues. But that 
group donated $3400.00 to the operation of the alumni office. Since 
June 1, 1952, only 225 alumni have donated $1250 in alumni dues. 
With these facts in mind, many of you might raise the question: 
"What will be the outcome of the Elon College Alumni Association, 
if its alumni do not support its own program or office?" We are not 
sure that any one person could answer this question, but it is some- 
thing that many of us should consider and think about. 

The best way to remedy this problem is for each alumnus to 
deposit a check or money in the business reminder that your alumni 
office is mailing out. Some of you have already received yours, and 
few have responded. If you have not, please take care of this im- 
mediately, by mailing the return envelope. 

On the last page of this issue, you will notice an announcement 
about the Mid- Year General Alumni Association Meeting. We would 
like to remind each alumnus,, and especially those within a fifty- 
mile radius of the college, the Mid- Year meeting will be on Satur- 
day, January 17, at 2:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Whit- 
ley Auditorium, and we hope that all of you in the nearby areas 
will attend. This meeting is your business meeting. Please be present 
and take an active part in your alumni association. 

The alumni office would like to wish each and every alumnus a 
most successful and Happy New Year. May the new season bring 
you a richer life and an abundance of happiness. 

Sincerely, 

C. Carl Woods, Jr. 



Elon Alumni News 



Sharp Increase 

Shown In Student 
Enrollment 



The student enrollment at Elon College for the fall 
quarter of this year shows an increase of more than 
15 per cent over the Elon enrollment at a similar period 
last year, according to figures released by President 
Leon E. Smith. 

The Elon student body at this time includes 665 
students, as compared with an enrollment of 578 a year 
ago at this time. The total of 665 now enrolled does 
not include 46 members of adult education classes, which 
meet at night as part of the college extension program. 
They would push the total over the 700 mark. 

The college enrollment, broken down into classes 
shows a present registration of 102 seniors, 87 juniors, 
132 sophomores, 226 freshmen, 47 members of the regular 
G.I. night classes, 25 special students and 46 commercial 
students. 

A division according to sex discloses that the college 
now has 162 girls and 503 men enrolled this year. This 
division by classes shows 14 girls and 88 men in the 
senior class, 22 girls and 65 men in the special student 
group and 44 girls and two men in the commercial class. 

It is interesting to note also that there are more than 
half of the total enrollment who are day students and 
who commute daily from their homes to their classes. 
There are slightly more than 300 of the whole student 
body who live on campus. 



Dr. Smith Is Speaker 
In Norfolk 



Dr. Leon E. Smith, Elon College president, was the 
featured speaker December 4, at a gathering of Elon 
alumni in Norfolk, Va. The meeting, held at the Nor- 
folk Yacht and Country Club, was reported as one of 
the most successful alumni meets in that area in years. 

Walter Wilkins, long prominent in Elon alumni ac- 
tivities in eastern Virginia was host to the Norfolk- 
Portsmouth Chapter of Elon's 74 former Elon students 
enjoyed his hospitality. 

Dr. D. J. Bowden, dean of students at Elon, and 
Carl Woods, alumni secretary for the college accompan- 
ied President Smith to Norfolk, and each of them spoke 
to the assembled alumni. 

Also featured on the program was a group of Elon 
music students, including Judith Ingram, of Greens- 
boro, James Rhodes of Burlington, and James Clyburn 
of Charleston, S. C. 



R. C. Cox Honored 
By Insurance Firm 



(Editor's Note — Article taken from "The Na- 
tional Accident Review.") 

R. C. Cox, '03, was born and reared on a farm in 
Randolph County, North Carolina and recently celebrat- 
ed his 76th birthday. When he was three years old, 
his father died and because of humble circumstances 
his mother took him and a younger brother to live with 
his grandmother on a nearby farm. Life on a farm in 
those prescientific days meant plenty of hard work 
and more of it as the seasons progressed and he soon 
learned there were plenty of endless chores for a young 
and vigorous lad in his early teens. During the winter 
season, he attended the rural elementary school for 
three to four months a year where he learned the three 
R's. Later, he attended an Academy School for two 
years which was the equivalent of a high school educa- 
tion in those days. 

Teaching appealed to him as a career and at 19, he 
taught at two short term public schools for about three 
years. When he was 22, he entered college, and was 
graduated five years later. He returned to active duty 
where he successfully served as teacher and principal 
in several small urban and country grade schools. 

Inspired with renewed enthusiasm, he returned to 
his chosen work in the fall of 1913 and later was ap- 
pointed Superintendent of Grade Schools, where he 
served until 1931, when because of ill health, he was 
forced to give up teaching as a profession. Unfortunate- 
ly, a series of chronic bronchial attacks that plagued 
his entire teaching days was the deciding factor that 
finally forced him to the sidelines in order to spare 
his throat and conserve his strength, and reluctantly, 
he gave up his post. 

He turned his attention to insurance in 1933 and for 
a year learned the art of canvassing by successfully 
selling a teacher's policy in and around the Piedmont 
area of North Carolina. His National career started in 
August 1934 and he set to work immediately to build 
the nucleus of a modest but well organized agency pro- 
gram. Selling was a natural for this retired school-mas- 
ter and he rapidly began to prove his sales ability with 
National coverages. From time to time, he expanded his 
operations by servicing many 'orphan' National policy- 
holders in his community, who for one reason or other 
had been neglected. 

Always high among the Company's leading individ- 
ual producers, R. C. was able to make the transition 
from a successful educator to a successful insurance 
salesman. It was a difficult decision but in his own 
words, R. C. thoroughly enjoys the unlimited opportuni- 
ties his new career gives him to meet people and serve 
their own best interests. Fortunately, insurance sales 
work has been a boon to his health and despite his 
years, he feels he is in the prime of his business career 
today. His greatest satisfaction is derived from the 
knowledge that he is making people happy and secure 
against the possibility of loss of income due to sickness 
or injury. He considers it a real privilege to be of 
service to others when cash and not sympathy is needed. 



Elon Alumni News 



Miss Pritchard 

Ends Services 

AtUNC 

No University of North Carolina student in recent 
years has been able to say he would graduate until 
his records had been checked and cleared by Miss Jose- 
phine Pritchard. 

It was also her responsibility to see that he obtained 
his diploma and that his name was properly fitted into 
the commencement program. These were just some of 
her many duties. 

"Miss Josie" as she is widely known, is resigning 
now as senior recorder in the Central Records Office 
after 33 years of service to the University. Since joining 
the University staff in 1919 she has taken on one job 
after the other and sometimes several at the same time. 

In addition to her University duties, Miss Pritchard 
has been active in various community activities. She 
organized the Chapel Hill Garden Club and served as 
president for two years. She formerly taught a Sunday 
School class in the Methodist Church and was active 
in the Chapel Hill Community Club. She is now corre- 
sponding secretary of the North Carolina Wildlife Pres- 
ervation Society and the North Carolina Lily Society. 

Miss Pritchard's father, who sang in the church choir, 
insisted that she study music throughout her high school 
and college career, but she leaned more to art. After 
finishing an art course in Elon College, she went to New 
York for advance study. Since then art has been her 
chief hobby, and she has painted a number of water- 
colors and oils. 

After a year in New York, she came back to North 
Carolina and taught art and ancient history at Elon 
College. Then she returned to Chapel Hill and started 
a course in library science. That was interrupted by an 
illness, typhoid fever. Dr. Eric Abernathy, University 
physician, told her she must devote several months to 
recuperation. 

But the late Charles T. Woollen, then business man- 
ager of the University, offered her a part-time job that 
wouldn't overtax her strength, and she finally per- 
suaded her physician to let her accept it. 

In the fall of 1919, she went on full time to assist 
Dr. Thomas J. Wilson, Jr., then university registrar, 
and she and Dr. Wilson constituted the whole staff for 
handling all admissions, credits, registration, reports, 
records, and degrees. The enrollment at that time had 
reached 1,000. 

The work was then done by this two-member staff, 
expanding as the University enrollment climbed, now 
requires three divisions — admissions, registration, and 
central records. 



Prof. Wayne T. Moore Joins Faculty 

Prof. Wayne T. Moore, native of Burlington and 
graduate of Elon College with the Class of 1949, will 
join the Elon music faculty for the winter quarter, 
teaching piano and organ to both college and exten- 
sion students. He received his MA. in Music Education 
at Columbia in 1950 and has since served in Germany 
with the army. 




LUTHER BYRD 

Journalism Professor 

And Publicist Has 

Busy Life 

By Don Metcalf 

A man who has spent much of his life publicizing 
the achievements in the fields of journalism, education, 
and sports, is Luther Byrd, professor of journalism and 
director of publicity at Elon College. 

Before joining the Elon College faculty in the fall of 
1949, Byrd served as teacher, director of athletics and 
principal of Westfield High School in Surry County, 
was a weekly newspaper editor and achieved the title 
of godfather of girls' basketball in northwestern North 
Carolina. 

He is also listed in the "Directory of American Schol- 
ars" and "Who's Who In the South and Southwest" in 
recognition of his work in education and journalism. 

Byrd was born in Rockingham but grew up in Mount 
Airy. After graduating from high school there, he en- 
tered the University of North Carolina. 

He became interested in sports at an early age, and 
won the post of sports editor of the Daily Tar Heel, 
student newspaper at the University. He served as 
sports editor of the Daily Tar Heel and of the Yackety 
Yack, school yearbook, during his sophomore and junior 
years at the University. 

While at the University he was also a member of 
the freshman and varsity track squads and was active 
in all intramural sports. 

Leaving the University in 1929, Byrd joined the fac- 
ulty of the high school at Westfield, which is located 
near Mount Airy. He was named athletic director three 
years later and was appointed principal in 1945. 

He was married to the former June Stone of Stokes 
County in 1932. Mrs. Byrd is also a U.N.C. graduate with 
an A.B degree in Spanish, and she is now teaching 
Spanish and English at Monticello High School in Guil- 
ford County. 

He stayed at Westfield for 19 years, and in addition 
(See JOURNALISM PROFESSOR, Page 11) 



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Elon Alumni News 



Rockingham County 
Alumni To Meet 



Recently a small group of the alumni in Rocking- 
ham County met at the Lawsonville Street School in 
Reidsville, to discuss plans for organizing an alumni 
chapter in Rockingham County. Different types of meet- 
ings were discussed as well as places for the group to 
meet. 

After discussing the types of programs the group 
would like to have, it was decided to offer a film of 
the college, and also a one act play given by the Elon 
Players. The film is in color, and gives scenes of two 
May Day programs, a football game, a basketball game, 
a senior dance, aerial scenes of the campus, and a grad- 
uation procession. The play has a cast of four students, 
and is a comedy. It will last approximately fifteen 
minutes. 

Part of the program will consist of a business meet- 
ing, for the purpose of organizing the new group and 
electing officers for a two year period. Also the group 
will discuss the type of program they would like to 
have, and when it will meet. 

This program will be given some night during the 
month of February at the Lawsonville Street School. 
Every alumnus of Rockingham County will be advised 
of the date and place when final arrangements are 
completed. 



Guilford County Alumni 
Meeting Held 

The 1952-53 annual banquet of the Guilford County 
chapter was held Nov. 20 at the Mayfair Cafeteria in 
Greensboro. Mr. Oka Hester, the president, presided 
over the meeting, at which twenty-five former students 
convened. 

The Elon Players, with a cast of four presented a 
one-act comedy entitled "A Woman's Privilege." The 
play was enjoyed by everyone present, and the players 
enjoyed meeting with the alumni for their annual oc- 
casion. 

Your alumni secretary gave a few comments on 
alumni affairs, and the program which the office is 
endeavoring to complete. 

Dr. L. E. Smith spoke briefly on the college and its 
future. He elaborated on the present Two-Million Dol- 
lar Campaign by explaining the needs of the college 
and how the funds would be used. Everyone seemed 
pleasantly surprised to hear that $1,200,000 had already 
been secured and invested in the 10-year program. 

The president asked for discussion pertaining to the 
feasibility of another meeting in the Spring. It was 
decided that the group would meet, probably in April, 
at the Burlington Mills' Club at Greensboro. This will 
probably be a picnic affair, for all members and then- 
families. 



Forsyth County 

Alumni Hold 

Banquet 

On Thursday, November 6, the Forsyth County 
Alumni chapter held its annual banquet at the Congre- 
gational Christian Church on Academy St. in Winston- 
Salem. This was the first dinner meeting held by the 
group in two years. There were approximately twenty- 
two present for the dinner and a few others joined the 
group for the program. 

The table was decorated in the school colors and 
the meal, a turkey dinner, was served by ladies of the 
church. The alumni who attended were: Mr. Arthur 
Fowler, Mr. George Ramsuer, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Peebles, 
Rev. and Mrs. Victor Murchison, Rev. and Mrs. W. J. 
Andes, Mr. and Mrs. John Ingle, Miss Helen Jackson, 
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Mauldin, and from the college, Dr. 
Smith. Dr. Bowden, and Carl Woods. 

The program was highlighted by a musical comedy 
entitled "The Telephone." The group enjoyed this musi- 
cal operetta which was presented by three Elon stu- 
dents. Mr. James Clybon played the piano, Miss Judith 
Ingram sang the part of Lucy and Mr. James Rhodes 
played the part of Lucy's fiance. 

The Alumni Secretary gave a short talk on alumni 
affairs, and the position of alumni in connection with 
new students. Each alumnus was urged to pay his or 
her alumni dues each year. 

Dr. Smith spoke briefly on the present Two-Million 
Dollar Campaign giving the details and indicating great 
interest among the church members, alumni, and friends 
of the college. He emphasized that faith was the key- 
note to any undertaking, and that everyone concerned 
must have faith to succeed. 

All former students and alumni of Forsyth County 
were invited to the banquet, and many expressed their 
desire to see a larger number present for the next ban- 
quet. 

The last item on the agenda was the election of 
officers for a two-year period. Mr. S. R. Peebles was 
elected president of the chapter and Mr. S. L. Mauldin, 
the Vice-President. Miss Helen Jackson was elected 
secretary for the same period of time. 



ODOM ASSIGNED AS FIELD DIRECTOR 

Richard L. Odom, graduate of Elon College, has been 
assigned to one of the largest U. S. military posts in 
the world as a field director for the American Red 
Cross. He will head the Red Cross staff on the Munich 
Military Post in Germany, according to Robert C. Lewis, 
Director of Operations for the ARC in Europe and 
North Africa. This will be Odom's first overseas assign- 
ment with the organization. He has served as field 
director at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for the past nine 
and one-half years. At the Munich Military Post, Odom 
will direct a large staff which will counsel servicemen 
confronted with personal or family problems, offer 
speedy communications in the case of emergencies, and 
make financial assistance available. Before joining the 
Red Cross. Odom was active as a football coach at the 
Drive (Virginia) High School and the Beaumont (Vir- 
ginia) Industrial School for a number of years. 



Elon Alumni News 



LITTLE CHRISTIANS 



Mr. Clyde Beauduy and wife, Lillian, announce the 
birth of a baby girl, Craig Allen on Sunday, Sept. 28, 
1952 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Walter and Evelyn "Sugah" (Moore) Graham of Suf- 
folk, Virginia, announce the birth of a daughter, Lynne, 
on Sept. 10, 1952. 

Al and Dot (Shepherd) Hilliard, announce the ar- 
rival of a girl, Kathryn, on October 2, 1952, weighing 
7 lbs. 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus, who is now living at 
930 Dearney St., Denver, Colorado, has a son, Van B. 
Boggus, Jr., who was born Oct. 18. Van, Jr., was born 
in California. 

Hoke Pollock Kimball was born October 10, to Mr. 
and Mrs. W. W. Kimball of Wilson. He is their second 
child. 

A daughter, Rebecca Jane, was born to Dr. and 
Mrs. Duane Vore, on July 26, 1952. 

Mr. '44 and Mrs. '49 Wm. E. Butler, announce the 
birth of a girl, Mary Ann, on December 5, weighing 7 
lbs. IY2 ounces. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Graham of 404 Military Rd., 
in Suffolk, Va., announce the arrival of a girl, Lynne, 
on September 10. Walter is teaching at Smithfield, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. '47 Charles L. Pace, nee Ruth Smith, 
have a girl, born November 3, Melissa Jane Pace, weigh- 
ing 6 lbs. 14 oz. Charles is now working with Burling- 
ton Mills in Burlington. 

Mr. '51 and Mrs. B. G. Hopkins of Burlington, an- 
nounce the birth of a girl, Gladys Julia, on September 
20. "Buck" is now credit manager at Sears Roebuck Co. 

Mr. '52 and Mrs Max Drake of Burlington, announce 
the birth of a boy, Max Vorrhess Drake, Jr., on June 
16. Max is working with Firestone Tire Co. 

Mr. '51 and Mrs. '51 Joe Lloyd of Elon College an- 
nounce the arrival of a girl, Theresa Anne, November 
16. Joe is now teaching at Nathaniel Green High School. 



Phi Psi Cli WiU Name 
'Miss Elon' In Contest 

The Phi Psi Cli staff has announced plans to select 
a "Miss Elon," whose picture will be published in the 
first beauty contest at Elon in recent years. In former 
years organizational heads were allowed to publish 
photos of their sponsors, but that was discontinued in 
1943. 

Each class has named two candidates for the "Miss 
Elon" honor, including Jean Tew, Durham, and Shirley 
Cox, Elon College, freshmen; Natalie Toms, Burlington, 
and Patsy Summey, sophomores, Betty Thompson, Burl- 
inton, and Rachel Matthews, Portsmouth, Va., juniors; 
and Betty Van Sharpe, Burlington, and Aleane Gentry, 
Timberlake, seniors. 

Four of these girls, one from each class, will be 
chosen by special judges at a Yule season dance, to 
be held in Society Hall Thursday night, December 18th, 
immediately after the annual Christmas dinner for dorm 



Decorations And 

Parade Features 

For Homecoming 

Even the Weather Man co-operated with the Elon 
College students and alumni to make the 1952 Home 
Coming program highly successful, for the old man 
that controls the weather halted the three-day rain 
that drenched this section on Saturday so that every- 
one might enjoy the festive events that had been plan- 
ned. 

The program, which got underway with the annual 
Home Coming Ball in the huge Alumni Memorial Gym- 
nasium on Friday evening, was rendered more success- 
ful by the large number of former Elon students who 
returned to the campus to once more enjoy the scenes of 
their college days and to renew old friendships. 

A gaily decorated campus greeted the alumni who 
were here on Saturday, and a special committee of 
alumni, appointed by Alumni Secretary, Carl Woods, 
served as judges for the decoration contest in which 
the dormitories participated. 

The girls in West Dormitory were awarded first 
place in this contest for their display, while second 
place went to the boys in East Dorm, with South and 
North Dorms ranked high in the lists. 

An outstanding feature of the Saturday program was 
the huge Elon College parade, which formed on the 
campus at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and proceeded 
through Burlington and back to Gibsonville to let the 
residents of both places know that Elon was in a fes- 
tive mood. 

This parade was led by members of the Elon Band, 
who furnished the peppy music from their perch aboard 
one of the college trucks. Further back in line came a 
fleet of more than twenty gaily-decorated convertibles, 
which served as chariots for the Home Coming Queen 
and members of her court. 

The real climax of the weekend celebration was the 
seventh annual football game between the Elon Chris- 
tians and the East Carolina Pirates, which was played 
in Burlington Stadium on Saturday night. The game 
was marked by half-time ceremonies in which; the 
Home Coming Queen and her court was introduced to 
the crowd. The only sour note of the entire weekend was 
the fact that the Pirates won the football game, the first 
time in all history that East Carolina had ever beaten 
Elon, and even that fact made at least "homecoming" 
Elon alumnus happy, for the pirates' Coach Jack Boone 
is an Elon graduate and one of Elon's all-time gridiron 
stars. . 



students, which is to be served in the dining hall that 
night. 

Photos of the four remaining contestants will be 
made and sent to Kay Kyser, famous band leader, who 
has agreed to pick "Miss Elon College." The winner 
will remain unknown until the Phi Psi Cli appears 
-next spring. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Elon Sweeps To Five Straight Wins 
In Opening Basketball Campaign 



Cagers Are Led By 

Kendall, Atkinson, 

Malloy, Hawkins 

The Elon basketeers are away to a victorious start 
on their 1952-53 cage season, with five consecutive vic- 
tories prior to the Piedmont tournament here Dec. 12 
and 13, and the Christian ball tossers have been scoring 
at an average of 79.4 points per game in those five early 
tilts. 

ELON 70. LYNCHBURG 65 

The Christians opened with a 70 to 65 victory over 
the Lynchburg Hornets at Lynchburg on Tuesday, Dec. 
2nd, riding a 27-point splurge in the second quarter to 
gain the half-time lead. 



pos. Elon (7C) 

F.— Malloy (14) 

F.— Kendall (23) 

C. — Atkinson (15) 

G. Musten ( 5) 

G.— Hawkins ( 3) 



Lynchburg (65) 

Bowles (13) 

Burnett (15) 

Mitchell (11) 

Howerton (19) 

Snydor ( 51 



Half— Elon 43, Lynchburg 31. 

Elon subs — Burgess (9), Quakenbush (1), Hall, Gaul- 
din, Mitchell, Maddox, Mclntyre. Lynvhburg sube — 
Gibson (2), Smith, Wooldridge. 

ELON 73, VA. TECH 61 

Stepping into Southern Conference competition, the 
Christians bumped the Virginia Tech Gobblers 73 to 
61 here on Thursday night, December 4th. Again the 
Christians moved out front in the early periods to clinch 
the victory. 



pos. Elon (73) 

F.— Malloy (16) 

F.— Kendall (16) 

C. Atkinson (15) 

G.— Musten ( 7) 

G.— Hawkins (13) 



Va. Tech (61) 

Eaton (17) 

Routh ( 3) 

Matthews ( 4) 

Green ( 9) 

Cantrell (14) 



Half— Elon 38, Va. Tech 26. 

Elon subs— Gauldin (1), Burgess (5), Hall, Mitchell, 
Maddox, Quakenbush, Mclntyre. 

ELON 95. A.C.C. 56 

The Maroon and Gold cagers set a new Elon game 
scoring mark as they swamped A.C.C. 95 to 56 in a 
Conference game at Wilson on Saturday night, Dec. 6th. 



Pos. Elon (95) 

F.— Malloy (17) 

F.— Kendall (16) 

C— Atkinson (17) 

G.— Musten ( 8) 

G.— Hawkins (11) 



A.C.C. (56) 

Peebles ( 7) 

Ferrell ( 2) 

Whitley ( 5) 

Hebbe (19) 

Johnson ( 3) 



High Point, Elon 
Quints Win Openers 

The Elon Christians and High Point Panthers moved 
into the finals of the first annual Piedmont Hosiery 
tournament with well-earned wins over Guilford and 
Appalachian in first-round battles here December 12. 

The Christians defeated a fighting Guilford Quaker 
five 63 to 48 in the opening game on Friday night while 
the Panthers swept Appalachian aside by a ten-point 
margin in an 80 to 70 victory. 

Elon's "Three Musketeers," Kendall, Atkinson and 
Malloy, were the scoring leaders as the Christians moved 
ahead in the second period and then stretched that lead 
to a 15 point margin over the Guilford five. Kendall 
and Atkinson each hit 11 points, while Malloy chipped 
in 10 markers. Bob Shoaf topped Guilford with 19 
points. 

The High Point Panthers were led by Howard Alex- 
ander, 260-pound freshman center, dubbed "Humphrey 
Pennyworth" by the press gallery, who dumped in 29 
points in the win over Appalachian. Bob Campbell, 
Mountaineer freshman, topped the Appalachian attack 
with 15 points. 



pos. Elon (63) 

F.— Kendall (11) 

F.— Malloy (10) 

C— Atkinson (11) 

G.— Musten ( 4) 

G.— Hawkins ( 7) 



Guilford (48) 

Shoaf (19) 

Smith ( 3) 

Woodall ( 2) 

Callicutt ( 8) 

Hildebrand (11) 



Half— Elon 29, Guilford 22. 

Elon subs— Hall (6), Mitchell (3), Gauldin, Maddox 
(8), McDaniels (1), Quakenbush (2), Mclntyre. 

Guilford subs — Schmidt (3), Dickerson, Mikles, Arm- 
strong, Robinson, Osteen, Godfrey. 



subs — Williams (6), Ingraham (5), Edgerton (2), Price 
(7). 

ELON 76. LYNCHBURG 64 

The Christians chalked up their second win over 
Lynchburg by a 76 to 64 margin in a game here on 
Monday night, December 8th. After trailing in the first 
quarter, Elon came back strong to go ahead by half- 
time. 



Pos. Elon (76) 

F.— Malloy (14) 

F.— Kendall (15) 

C— Atkinson (19) 

G.— Musten ( 3) 

G.— Hawkins ( 7) 



Half— Elon 46, A.C.C. 27. 

Elon subs— Hall (4), Mitchell (2), Burgess (13), Mad- 
dox (4), Quakenbush (2), Mclntyre (1), Gauldin. A.C.C. 



Lynchburg (64) 

Bowles ( 7) 

Burnett (13) 

Mitchell (19) 

Howerton (11) 

Sydnor (11) 

Half— Elon 40, Lynchburg 36. 

Elon subs— Burgess (7), Mclntyre (1), Hall, Mitchell, 
Gauldin, Whitley. Lynchburg subs — Gibson (3), John- 
son. 

(See FIVE STRAIGHT WINS, Page 7) 



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Elon Alumni News 



Panther Five 
Defeats Elon 
Cagers 80-78 



The High Point Panthers clinched the champion- 
ship of the Piedmont Hosiery Tournament on Saturday 
night, December 13, with a thrilling 80 to 78 overtime 
victory over the Elon Christians. The score was knotted 
at 73-all at the end of the regular game. 

Elon moved to a 41-31 lead at halftime, but the 
Christians ran "cold" in the third quarter as High Point 
got "hot" and moved ahead by 56-50 by the three- 
quarter mark. Elon came back and knotted the count in 
the fourth quarter as Ronnie Mclntyre sank two fouls 
with four seconds left on the clock. 

The Christians gained a 4-point lead in overtime on 
buckets by Gauldin and Kendall, but the Panthers came 
back. Sony Thornton, sub guard, hit a foul to tie at 78- 
all at the 25-second mark and then hit a push for the 
winning points with ten seconds left. 

Guilford avenged an earlier loss to Appalachian by 
winning the Dec. 13th consolation game 66-61 to clinch 
third place in the four-team tournament. 



pos. H. Point (80) 

F.— Lisk ( 5) 

F.— Sykes (19) 

C. Alexander (15) 

G. — Davidson ( 8) 

G.— Moseley (19) 



Elon (78) 

Kendall (21) 

Malloy (15) 

Atkinson (17) 

Musten ( 7) 

Hawkins ( 3) 



Half— Elon 41, High Point 31. 
Regular game — Tied 73-all. 

High Point subs — Hicks (11), West, Wessler, Popp, 
Simpson, Thornton (3), Frazier. Elon subs — Gauldin 
(2), Maddox (7), McDaniels, Quakenbush (3), Mclntyre 
(3). 



—Five Straight Wins— 

(Continued from Page 6) 
ELON 81. HIGH POINT 69 

The Elon five made it five in a row by defeating 
the High Point "Y" outfit 81 to 69 here Wednesday 
night, December 10th. Hitting better than 47 per cent 
on their shots in the first half the Christians took an 
early lead and held it. 



Pos. Elon (81) 

F.— Malloy (16) 

F.— Kendall (15) 

C— Atkinson (14) 

G.— Musten (15) 

G.— Hawkins ( 4) 

Half- 



High Point Y (69) 

Hawks ( 2) 

Hunsucker ( 7) 

Haithcox ( 8) 

Cooper ( 6) 

Buerly ( 5) 



-Elon 38, High Point 27. 

Elon subs — Gauldin (2), Hall (4), Burgess (7), Mad- 
dox (2), Brown (2), Whitley, Packard. High Point subs— 
D. Hartley (6), S. Hartley (2), Schwartzburg (13), Wat- 
son (8). 




BILLY HAWKINS 

Billy Hawkins, senior guard from Leaksville, is cap- 
tain of the Christian varsity cagers this year. Trans- 
ferring to Elon last year after two seasons at Wingate 
Junior College, Hawkins earned a starting berth but was 
sidelined with a broken ankle last January. He is back 
in his regular post this season and playing steady ball. 

Banquet Held In Durham 
For Two Counties 

The Durham-Orange Chapter held their annual alum- 
ni banquet on Tuesday night, November 18. The dinner 
and meeting was held in the educational building of 
the Congregational Christian Church in Durham. 

Miss Lizzie Grey Chandler, president of the local 
chapter presided over the meeting. She welcomed all 
the alumni and guests cordially. Mrs. Annie Bagwell 
Johnson gave a report on the membership committee, 
which indicated that there were many address changes 
to be made in alumni records of these counties. 

The alumni secretary spoke on the need for new 
students and loyalty of the alumni in their support 
of the alumni office. He also commented on the improve- 
ments that had been made by the association in its six 
years of work. 

Dr. L. E. Smith, president of the college, spoke on 
the progress of the institution in its quest for funds. 
He cited the needs of the college, and emphasized the 
need of church related colleges in ability to grow against 
the social movement in higher education. 

Mrs. J. L. Crumpton, chairman for the Durham 
area on Two and One-Half Million Dollar Campaign, 
spoke briefly about a meeting held at the college that 
afternoon. He stated that the group decided on January 
as the month to launch the appeal to the church mem- 
bers, and also alumni of the college. 

An election of officers was held and Miss Chandler 
was re-elected as president. Mrs. J. L. Crumpton was 
elected Vice-President, and Mrs. Lucille Blalock Snipes 
was chosen as the new secretary. All officers will serve 
a two-year period. There were approximately twenty- 
• seven present for the dinner and meeting. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Former Christian 
Sports Star Writes 
Back From Korea 



Corporal James L. Hamrick, better known to Elon 
students of the present junior and senior classes as 
"Hank" Hamrick, is still alive and kicking the enemy 
in Korea with that old Hamrick fighting spirit, but he 
is looking forward to the day when he can get back to 
the Elon campus and once more wear the Maroon and 
Gold in athletic combat. 

This was revealed in a letter received recently by 
Coach Doc Mathis from the former Elon cage and dia- 
mond star, who by his sheer fighting spirit earned All- 
Conference honors at forward in basketball and as a 
southpaw pitcher in baseball. Hamrick was at Elon for 
two years from the fall of 1949 through the spring of 
1951, after which he was called into service. 

His letter speaks for itself. 

Hi Coach: 

I guess you are surprised to hear from me, but I 
have been planning to write you for a long time. I have 
just never gotten around to it. 

I know you have started football practice by now 
and are working hard to get the boys in shape. How do 
they look? I know you will miss the old boys, but with 
coaches like you and Coach Mallory it will not take long 
to shape up a good team. 

Gee, I have really missed being at Elon and playing 
ball for the past year, but if nothing happens I will 
be back this time next year. By my being in Korea, I 
will get three months knocked off of my time, so I 
should get out of this man's army sometime in June of 
'53. 

The sooner the better, because I have had enough 
of it. Boy, if I knew when I was in school what I know 
now, you couldn't have kept my nose out of the book, 
but that's the way the ball bounces. 

Anytime you catch one of your boys not studying, 
just tell him to dig in for me. That goes especially for 
Ben and John. Heck, I want somebody to be at Elon 
that I know when I get back. 

Well, just in case you are wondering what I am do- 
ing or what my job is, I will give you a brief run-down. 
I am a section leader for two 50-calibre machine guns. 
It isn't a soft job, but it sure beats being a rifleman. 
Boy, I mean those riflemen really catch it. 

I thought those mountains up in western N. C. were 
big, but they are just foothills compared to some of 
these over here. You would never believe it until you 
see some of them. You have heard of people going to 
the mountains for a vacation, but by golly, I never want 
to see another mountain, much less climb one. 

Well coach, drop me a line if you have time and let 
me know what kind of football team you have and 
what kind of basketball team you expect. 

Sincerely, 
HANK 



DEATHS 



Pfc. Kenneth S. Rutherford, 23, former Elon College 
student and varsity football player, was killed in action 
in Korea on October 20. He became the first Elon man 
to lose his life in the Korean struggle. Rutherford re- 
mained at Elon for two years before he was called 
into service a year ago in September. He had a tour 
of duty in Hawaii but later returned to the States and 
visited Elon last May before going to Korea. He is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Rutherford, of Balti- 
more, Md. 

Mr. S. E. Everett, a prominent attorney, died at his 
home, 237 Pinner St., Suffolk, Va., September 25, 1952, 
after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Everett attended 
Elon College, then known as Graham College, where 
he decided to become a lawyer. After graduating college, 
he went to the University of Virginia's law school. He 
attended only part of two sessions, and didn't graduate. 
But he passed the bar exam in 1895. He was the dean 
of Suffolk lawyers, both in point of age and in length of 
service, with 57 years of duty as an attorney. 

Dr. Percy Elliot Lindley, 57, professor of religious 
education at High Point College, died unexpectedly 
shortly after 2 P.M., Thursday, October 9, in his home 
at 833 Circle Drive. He had suffered in recent years 
from a heart ailment, but after curtailing some of his 
public activities he seemed to be in the best of health. 
He taught his classes as usual on the morning of his 
death. It was while an under-graduate student at Elon 
College that Lindley first had his dream of working in 
some small church-related school. His greatest ambition 
was to help prepare young men and women for Christ- 
ian service. 

Mrs. Lucile Ayler West, wife of A. T. West of 
Martinsville, Va. died in a Virginia Hospital, October 
8th, after an illness of several months. Mr. West was 
formerly Business Manager of Elon College. While a 
resident of Elon, Mrs. West was active in religious, 
social and educational activities of the town. 

S. R. Murray, '53, principal of Oak Hill High School, 
died December 7, in the school's home economics build- 
ing due to heart disease. Mr. Murray was a graduate 
of Elon College and had been in public school work in 
North Carolina for 23 years. He was a former principal 
of Mt. Pleasant School in Nash County, Justice School 
in Franklin County, and had served as principal of 
Wilton School in Granville County for five years be- 
fore going to Oak Hill School in 1947. 



GENERAL ALUMNI 
ASSN. MID-YEAR 
MEETING 

Will Be Held 

SAT. JAN. 17, 1953 
2:30 P.M. 



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Elon Alumni News 



WITH THE CLASSES 



1909 

Mr. Alton T. West was recently on the campus greet- 
ing old friends and classmates. He is recovering from 
a serious operation where he was confined to the hos- 
pital a number of days. Mr. West was a former business 
manager of the college and is now residing in Martin- 
ville, Va. 

1915 

Mrs. O. H. Parrish, nee Pat Preston, is now at her 
home in Greensboro after a long illness in a local hos- 
pital. She has been confined to the hospital recently 
because of an old illness. 

Mrs. S. R. Gay, nee Beatrice Mason, and her hus- 
band had a lovely trip to Canada in the early fall of 
this past year. 

1940 

Fred W. Foushee has been appointed assistant per- 
sonnel supervisor at Standard Oil Company's Whiting, 
Inc. research laboratory. Mr. Foushee joined Standard 
in 1949 as a chemist. He is a graduate of Elon College. 
Dr. and Mrs. '44 Jesse H. Meredith have recently 
moved to Winston-Salem from New York. Dr. Meredith 
is a member of Elk Spur Church in Virginia, and a 
graduate of Elon College. He will be one of the sur- 
geons at the Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Meredith, formerly 
Lillian Dyer of the Happy Home Community is also 
a graduate of Elon College, and is working part time 
at the Baptist Hospital. Miss Gaynell Dyer, a 1952 grad- 
uate of Elon College, and a sister of Mrs. Meredith, is 
making her home with them. 

1941 

Maj. John L. Edwards, Jr. has recently been trans- 
ferred from Alaska to Westover Field, Mass. Mrs. Ed- 
wards, nee Mattie Pickett, was former secretary to 
Dr. Smith and also a member of the class of '41. The 
Edwards are making their home in Chicopee, Mass. 

1945 

Mrs. William Evans, nee Ruby Braxton, teaches at 
Whiteville, N. C. She has one son. 

1946 

Tom Horner is in his fourth semester as a student 
under the Joint Committee for Graduate Studies in 
Religion in Columbia University and Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary. He is working as a student assistant to 
Dr Samuel Terrien, professor of Old Testament at Un- 



Miss Verdalee Norris, who has been on the staff of 
the Eilson Daily news for three years, has resigned her 
position and is now at her home in Sanford. 

Mrs. Daryl Simpson, nee Helen Newsome is living 
in Lucama, N. C. and works as Medical secretary at 
the Woodard-Herring Hospital in Wilson. 

1950 

Miss Betty Baker married Andrew Wood. They are 
living on Broad Rock Road in Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Arthur Mizelle, Mr. Dallas Berry, and Mr. Bill 
Perkinson, are all working with General Motors Ac- 
ceptance Corporation of Norfolk, Va. These three plus 
a new employee to soon join the office, gives Elon Col- 
lege a majority over any other institution. It has been 
reported that all three of the gentlement are doing a 
fine job. 



1951 

Edward M. Bjerk of Burlington has been awarded 
Pfizer Scholarship Funds for 1952-53 at Duke Uni- 
versity. Bjerck received his A.B. degree from Elon 
College, and later did graduate work at the University 
of North Carolina. He is the son of Mrs. Ella Bjerk of 
116 Stagg Street, Burlington. "Bjerk is also an above 
average student who shows much promise as a future 
practitioner," Dr. Penrod said. Bjerk plans to accept 
Army internships upon graduation. 

Mr. James Hayes and his family were on the campus 
and in the community during the Thanksgiving holi- 
days. Jimmy is now in business with his father-in-law 
in Guenville, S. C. Evelyn Hodges, his wife, was a 
former faculty member of Elon College, prior to their 
marriage. They have one son, two years old. 

Ensign Wallace Butler was on the campus recently 
visiting his brother, who is the Business Manager of the 
College. Wallace is now stationed at Newport, R. I. and 
is assigned on a subchaser. His ship is engaged in prac- 
tice runs with our own ships. 



Raymond Parker has resigned his position at West- 
ern Electric in Burlington to accept a job with General 
Motors Acceptance Corporation. Raymond will be in 
the fourth Elon graduate now working in the G.M.A.C. 
office. He and his wife, Nancy, will move to Norfolk 
after the first of the year. 



Mr. Robert Oldham is now living in Florence, Ala. 
and works for General Adjustment Bureau. Since Bob's 
graduation, he has lived in Raleigh, N. C, Atlanta, Ga., 
Tenn., Richmond, Va., and now at Florence. After mov- 
ing several times, we all hope that Bob is now settled 
in Florence. Incidentally, Bob has been transferred each 
time by the same company. Moving organization, isn't 
it? 



Mr. Fowler has recently resigned his position with 
Reynolds Tobacco Co. to become the agent for Penn. 
Mutual Life Ins. Co. Art has an office in Winston- 
Salem and it is understood that he likes his new work 
very much. He and his wife, Jane Transeau, have been 
living in Winston-Salem the past two years. 

Miss Jeanne Everette Pittman of Mayodan became 
the bride of Charles Henry Griffin of Mayodan, on 
December 13, 1952. The couple will make their home at 
1318 West Eighth Street, Topeka, Kan., where Mr. Grif- 
fin is stationed with the Air Force. The bride is a gradu- 
ate of Elon College, elected to "Who's Who Among 
Students in American Colleges and Universities," cheer- 
leader at Elon College and president of the Women's 
Athletic Association, member of the Delta Upsilon 
Kappa sorority and was employed at the Mayodan 
Y.M.C.A. for the past 15 months as secretary and 
director of the girls' and women's work. The bridegroom 
is a graduate of Garnder Webb Junior College and en- 
tered service November 8, 1950. 

1952 

Miss Edna Burke and Miss Jean Hamilton, class of 
'52 are now teaching school at Corinth Holders Teach- 
erage in Zebulon, N. C. 

Miss Betty Blackwell, Miss Ann Shoffner, and Miss 
Betty Joe Shepherd, all commercial students of the 
year '51-'52 are now working for Burlington Mills, 
Western Electric, Carolina Paper And Box Co., respect- 
fully. Miss Ann Shoffner was Vice-President of the 
Beta Chi Epsilon. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Oct 13 Significant Date 

In Life Of Welker Q 

Shue Of Burlington 

By Howard White 

October 13 has been a significant date in the life of 
Welker O. Shue, who will open his new law office on 
South Main Street Monday, November 20. 

It was on Oct. 13, 1944, that he was standing beside 
the stack on the destroyer, USS Pritchett, just before 
the invasion by American forces of the Philippines. He 
was serving as a fire controlman on the ship. 

Those were the days when Japanese torpedo bomb- 
ers in particular were on the rampage, flying in low 
around the mountains to miss radar detection. 

Another American destroyer picked up a contact on 
its radar screen. It set its guns and fired. 

The shells struck not a Japanese torpedo bomber 
but the USS Pritchett. The stack on the destroyer 
crumbled, and 15 men were injured, one fatally. 

Welker O. Shue, son of Mrs. C. E. Shue of Trollinger 
St., was among the casualties. 

He was returned to the United States the next 
month and was later told that he would never see again. 

There was a big challenge before him when this 
medical decision was reached. 

Then Oct. 13 came into his life quite prominently 
again. 

This Oct. 13 was last Monday when he stood in 
front of Superior Court Judge W. K. McLean in Gra- 
ham. 

He was introduced to the court as a new attorney 
who would practice in Burlington. 

He was introduced by a person, too, who would help 
him. Judge C. C. Cates of Burlington's Municipal Court, 
also blind, presented him. 

The challenge he found before him in late 1944 wasn't 
as big as it first appeared. He had conquered much of it. 

The new attorney, who will be 27 years old next 
Friday, naturally had to begin a new life when the 
hospital's specialists informed him of his loss of eye- 
sight. 

He had attended Burlington High School before 
joining the Navy in 1943 and had thought of someday 
becoming a doctor. 

In January, 1945, however, his eyesight gone, he 
began his rehabilitation and saw that he could go into 
law, a field he liked tremendously. 

After his discharge from the hospital, he returned 
home in April, 1945 and later started his veterans' 
course at Burlington High School where he finished 
his work and received his diploma in 1946. 

He then went to Elon College in a pre-law course 
for three years, and then entered Wake Forest Law 
School, completing his three-year course there last June. 

As he was getting his education for law, there 
were other changes in his life. 

He married Miss Doris Gerringer, daughter of Mrs. 
R. L. Gerringer of Rt. 5, in 1947. They now have two 



The 2V 2 Million 
Dollar Campaign 

Every alumnus and everyone interested in Elon Col- 
lege will be glad for the renewed and increased intei - 
est in our College. The entire membership of the Con- 
gregational Christian Church in the South is in the act 
of forming an organization for the purpose of approach- 
ing every individual member with information about 
the College, and to offer to him an opportunity to make 
a definite and worthwhile contribution to the College 
annually for five years. Many friends are joining with 
the Church in this effort to complete the Two and One 
Half Million Dollar Fund for the College. Are you one 
of these who say, "No sir, I will not make a pledge — 
I do not make pledges." Don't be afraid of a pledge. A. 
pledge is nothing more than an expression of faith; 
faith in yourself, in your fellow man, and in God. Come 
on, let's join hands, hearts, and persons and get this 
job done. 

I am sure that you have the information that $1,200,- 
000 of the $2,500,000 sought has already been secured. 
This is a magnificent achievement in itself. These 
facts should encourage us greatly and inspire every 
single alumnus to join with others in this undertaking. 
Let everyone make a generous donation now. Send it 
in and pledge yourself to make a similar donation an- 
nually for the next four years. 

It will be great to see four new dormitories and a 
new dining room, all adequately furnished, standing 
on the campus. Your contribution will help to make 
such an achievement possible. 

ALMA MATER IS DEPENDING ON YOU. 

L. E. Smith, '10 



children, Karen Gay, 3, and Welker, Jr., two months, 
and are residing at 1138 Ava St. 

After he returned home in April, 1945, the govern- 
ment, two months later, gave him a seeing-eye dog. 

"Donna," a German Shepherd, provided eyes for 
him after he first got her and while he was in school, 
but he has respect for her age now and doesn't use 
her often. She stays with his mother. "Donna" is 10 
years old, and while she doesn't accompany him now she 
still knows her master and lets other people know that 
she does each time she sees him. 

Neither does Welker use a cane. Mrs. Shue supplies 
his eyes for him mostly now. 

"But I'm lucky," he said. "I never lost consciousness 
when I was hit, even though I was injured about the 
worst of all. I can remember someone asking me if I 
were dead." 

Readers worked with him through school, and he 
didn't have trouble passing his state bar examination 
in August. And everything went well, too, on Oct. 13 — 
when he took the oath in Graham. 

But then he smiles. "Of course, I was glad it wasn't 
Friday the 13th. You see, it was on Friday, Oct. 13, 1944, 
when I was hit." 



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Elon Alumni News 



Journalism Professor 
Has Busy Life 

(Continued from Page 3) 

to teaching, he coached the boys' and girls' basketball 
teams and the football and track teams. During the 
last three years he was there he served as principal and 
also kept up all of his coaching activities. 

For 16 years of that time, from 1929 to 1946, he was 
connected with the Mt. Airy Times, a weekly newspaper, 
and for 10 years was editor of the paper. 

But the busiest period of his life came during World 
War II. He lost all of the men on the newspaper staff 
to the armed services, and from 1941 to 1946, he wrote 
all copy for the paper with the exception of society 
news. He also lost his assistant coach, and did all 
coaching, taught five classes, served on the Selective 
Service Board and handled the questionnaires for two 
townships, was Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop, and 
was superintendent of Sunday School. Sometimes he 
would have as many as three meetings scheduled for 
one night. 

During that time he also served as correspondent 
for a number of daily newspapers in the state and did 
some historical articles for Carl Goerch's State Maga- 
zine. 

During the 19 years he was at Westfield, Byrd's 
teams achieved enviable records in track and baseball. 
His track team won 14 conference championships and 
went 14 years without losing a dual meet, and his 
baseball and track teams had a winning record of 
better than .700 per cent. 

It was in 1932 that he gained the "godfather" title 
in connection with girls' basketball in the northwest. 
Frank Spencer, sports editor of the Winston-Salem 
Journal organized the Journal-Sentinel Northwest Bas- 
ketball Tournament for boys in 1926. In 1932, Byrd 
persuaded him to include girls' teams in the tournament. 

Byrd also edited and compiled the 24th annual 
Journal-Sentinel Northwest Basketball Tournament 
News for the Journal-Sentinel in 1950, and wrote a good 
part of the articles included. 

Upon leaving Westfield High in the spring of 1948, 
he returned to the University of North Carolina for 
graduate work in history and received his Master's 
degree the following spring. He immediately began work 
toward a Ph.D. degree in history, and has completed 
most of the course work necessary for the doctor's de- 
gree in summer school at U.N.C. since he came to Elon 
College. 

His present work includes the writing of all publicity 
for the college and in teaching three journalism courses, 
including two for newswriting and one in headlines, 
page makeup, proof reading and copy reading and other 
related phases of newspaper work. 

While he enjoys his present work, his first love 
still is history, and he hopes someday to devote his 
entire time to teaching that subject in college and do- 
ing historical research. 

His hobby, Geneology, has brought him in close 
contact with the history of North Carolina. In pur- 



MARRIAGES 



On Saturday, October 18, Miss Jacqueline Robertson, 
of Graham was married to John P. Snyder, Jr., of Nor- 
folk, Va. The marriage ceremony took place at the home 
of the officiating minister, Dr. Ferris E. Reynolds, at 
Elon College. Mrs. Snyder is a graduate of Graham 
High School, Class of 1948. For the past year, she has 
been vocalist with a band in Chicago, 111. Mr. Snyder 
graduated from Elon College in 1950. The couple will 
make their home in Norfolk, Va. 

In a candlelight ceremony on October 4, Miss Mary 
Elizabeth King of Ramseur, became the bride of A-lc 
John Wallace Ellis, also of Ramseur. Mrs. Ellis attended 
Elon College, where she became president of Tau Zeta 
Phi sorority. She is now teaching in Siler City Elemen- 
tary School. Mr. Ellis attended Asheboro Commercial 
School and at the present, he is stationed with the Air 
Force at Pope Field. 

Miss Frances Anne Fowlkes, of Route 1, Yancey- 
ville, and Robert James Smith, of Route 1, Blanch, were 
married on Oct. 4. The bride attended Elon College 
and graduated from Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, 
and has been employed as cashier for Durham Life 
Insurance Company's district office at Winston-Salem. 
Mr. Smith, a World War II army veteran, also attended 
Lees-McRae College and is now operating a dairy farm 
on Route 1, Blanch. 

Miss Beverly Ann Hargrove, of Burlington, became 
the bride of John Letcher Stone, III, of Richmond, Va. 
on Sept. 6 in a double-ring ceremony. The bride gradu- 
ated from Burlington High School and received an 
A.B. degree from Elon College with a major in Relig- 
ious Education. She is director of Christian Education 
at Davis Street Methodist Church. The groom was grad- 
uated from Varina High School, Richmond, Va., and at- 
tended the University of Virginia, and was graduated 
from Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washing- 
ton. He holds a position with Western Electric in Bur- 
lington. 

The marriage of Miss Evelyn Joan Chisholm and 
Sgt. Eddie Milton Joyce, U. S. Air Force, was solemnized 
at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Moss Point Presby- 
terian Manse, Moss Point, Miss. The bride is a graduate 
of Roxboro High School and Elon College. Sgt. Joyce 
is a graduate of Madison High School and Elon College. 
The bride holds a secretarial position in Butner, while 
her husband is in Puerto Rico, where he is stationed 
with the 55th Operations Sq. as a physical training in- 
structor. 

Virginia Ellen Pla and Mr. Van Sickler were united 
in marriage at the Community Church on Dec. 20 at 
4:30 o'clock. Dr. D. J. Bowden, dean of Elon College, 
heard the vows and James Clyburn of Charleston, S. C. 
was organist. After the ceremony a reception was given 
in West Parlor of Elon College. The bride is a 1951 
graduate of Elon College and the bridegroom is a 1951 
graduate of State College. The couple will make their 
future home in Burlington, where both are employed 
by Western Electric Company. 



suing his hobby he has traced the histories of from 
250 to 300 families of North Carolina and Virginia 
origins. 

This work has taken him into the courthouses of 
over 50 counties of North Carolina and the same num- 
ber in Virginia. He also has done research in the archives 
of the two states and in the Congressional Library in 
Washington, D. C. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Report On Alumni Dues For 1952-53 



1894 
Mrs. E. H. Morris $ 5.00 

1896 
Mrs. J. M. Saunders $ 5.00 

1897 
Mr. W. J. Ballentine $ 5.00 

1900 
Mr. W. H. May $ 5.00 

1904 
Mr. G. C. Davidson $ 5.00 

1906 
Dr. C. W. McPherson $ 5.00 

1907 

V. C. Pritchett $ 5.00 

Mrs. Oliver E. Young $ 5.00 

1909 
Mrs. B. D. Crocker $10.00 

1911 

Mr. R. A. Campbell $ 5.00 

Miss Lila Clare Newman $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. McPherson $10.00 

1912 

Mrs. M. C. Lassitter $ 5.00 

Mrs. R. A. Campbell $ 5.00 

1913 
Mr. W. S. Wicker $10.00 

1915 

Mrs. Samuel R. Gay $ 5.00 

Prof. & Mrs. R. K. Hancock $20.00 

1917 

Dr. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Crumpton $10.00 

1918 

Mr. J. Earl Massey $ 5.00 

Gertrude Browne $10.00 

1920 
Dr. E. E. Sechreist $ 5.00 

1921 

Dr. C. C. Cox $ 5.00 

Mr. C. R. Hutchison $10.00 

Dr. J. B. Newman $10.00 

1922 
Miss Cleta Rich $ 1.00 

1923 

Mrs. L. E. Fesmire $10.00 

Mr. Bill Stoner $10.00 

Miss Pattie Lee Coghill $ 5.00 

Mrs. A. W. Kellev $ 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret M". Wilkins $ 5.00 

1924 

Mrs. C. C. Fonville $ 5.00 

Mr. L. E. Fesmire $10.00 

Rev. Archie H. Hook $ 5.00 

1925 

Mrs. L. A. Ligon $ 5.00 

Mr. L. W. Watson $10.00 

Mr. W. C. Elder $10.00 

1926 

Mrs. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. J. V. Simpson $ 5.00 

Mr. L. M. Kearns, Jr $10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Clyde W. Gordon $10.00 

Mr. W. C. Elder $10.00 

1928 

Mrs. Rudy Fonville $ 5.00 

Mrs. June Conrad $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. W. Vanbuskick $10.00 

Mr. Paul C. Walker $ 5.00 

1929 
Mr. W. Phalti Lawrence $ 5.00 

1930 

Mrs. W. Phalti Lawrence $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Thompson $ 5.00 

Mr. W. H. Duncan $ 5.00 

1931 

Mr. J. E. Stewart $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. B. Newman $10.00 

Miss Lois M. Bost $ 5.00 

Mr. Kenneth B. Hook $ 5.00 

1932 
Mr. G. C. Mann $ 5.00 

1933 

Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Abernathy $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hintnn Rountree $20.00 



Mr. W. G. Boland $ 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Carl R. Key $10.00 

1934 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth K. Hughes $10.00 

Mr. Walter C. Latham $ 5.00 

Mr. F. Ervin Hyde $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. B. Waters $10.00 

1935 
Rev. William J. Andes $ 5.00 

1936 

Chas. J. Durham, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. W. W. Kimball $10.00 

1937 

Mrs. Donnell Tate $ 5.00 

Dr. Luke W. Query, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Oka Hester $ 5.00 

1938 

Dr. Charles E. Kernodle $10.00 

Mr. Lloyd F. Early $ 5.00 

Rev. James V. Murchison $ 5.00 

Dr. J. Talbert King $ 5.00 

1939 

Mr. Albert C. Mastrobattesto $10.00 

LCDR W. O. Fonville $10.00 

Mr. Richard S. Cromlish $10.00 

1940 
Mr. W. Hall Brooks $ 5.00 

1941 

Dr. G. W. Kernodle $ 5.00 

Mr. Allen A. Iseley $ 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon $ 5.00 

Maj. and Mrs. John L. Edwards $10.00 

Miss Mary Pritchette $ 5.00 

1942 

Mr. Charles M. Walters, Jr : $10.00 

Mr. Royall H. Soence, Jr $10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cubell $ 5.00 

Mr. J. C. Dillingham $ 5.00 

Miss Nellie Mae Holt $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Scott $10.00 

Mr. Fred K. Gilliam $ 5.00 

1943 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus $ 5.00 

Dr. Geo. Bullard $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rena B. Appel $ 5.00 

Mrs. Royall H. Spence, Jr $10.00 

Mrs. Ed. Hicklin $ 2.50 

Dr. W. D. Rippy $ 5.00 

1944 
Mr. Ed Hicklin $ 2.50 

1945 
Mrs. George Bullard $ 5.00 

1946 

Miss Ida Marie Parker $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Danieley $10.00 

Mr. Thomas M. Horner $ 5.00 

1947 
Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Bullock $10.00 

1948 

Mr. Paul L. Plybon $ 5.00 

Mr. Robert L. Ellis $ 5.00 

1949 
Mr. James C. Washburn, Jr $ 5.00 

1950 

Mr. John Hugh Tavlor, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Wm. H. Perkinson $10.00 

J. W. Blanchard $ 5.00 

1951 

Mr. Jack Nail $ 5.00 

Phyllis Tucker $ 5.00 

Mr. Dallas Berry $10.00 

Mr. Robert C. Oldham $10.00 

1952 

Mr. J. Ben Stephenson $10.00 

UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Rev. T. Fred Wright $ 5.00 

Rev. Victor B. Chicoine $ 5.00 

Mrs. Elma W. Buchanan $ 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Evans $ 5.00 

Mr. H. E. Smith $ 5.00 

Mrs. Joe B. Currin $10.00 

Given to Sec. at Norfolk-Navy Game $ 5.00 

Mrs. Ella A. Holt $ 5.00 



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NEW ADDRESSES 



Mr. Claude Comer 
Route 1 
Mebane, N. C. 

Mr. Hank Desimone 
288 New River Drive 
Jacksonville, N. C. 

Miss Pat Gates 
2646 Broad St. 
Williamson Road 
Roanoke, Va. 

Miss Emogene Clayton 

Box 96 

W. Durham, N. C. 

Miss Edna Burke 
Corinth Holders Teacherage 
Route 1 
Zebulon, N. C. 

Mrs. Ernest N. Jenkins 

Box 557 

Guilford College, N. C. 

Johnnie Wm. Sparks 
1231 Lolly Lane 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. Isaac L. Fesmire 
930 Summit Ave. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. Howard C. Smith 
419 Selwyn Ave. 
Southern Pines, N. C. 

Mr. Hal Williams 

Box 582 

Elon College, N. C. 

Mr. Daniel Lanier Motley, Jr. 

Box 606 

Elon College, N. C. 

Mr. John Rigdon Wyrick 
342 Southerland Terrace N.E. 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. Joe W. Chandler 
Draper, N. C. 

Mr. Wyle Larry Lyon 
2812 Robinhood Rd. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. Horace Penn 
Fieldale, Virginia 

Mrs. Borden Kornegay 
708 E. Ash Street 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Mr. Joe Jernigan 
1855 Irving N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Leroy H. Neese 
Route 4 
Burlington, N. C. 

Mr. Delmar Brown 

507 North Boulevard Apt. 13 

Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Raines Thomas 
Stanley Drive 
Richmond, Virginia 

Mrs. Dorothy Brinkley Lassiter 
207 Grace Street 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Mrs. Henry B. Frazier 
1201 South 12th Street 
Lafayette, Indiana 



Mrs. Katie Beamon West 
603 North Broad Street 
Suffolk, Va. 

Dr. J. E. Rawles, Jr. 
724 Jones Street 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Mr. Marmaduke Woodward 
233 N. Main Street 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Mr. Lester James 
Drakes Branch, Va. 

Mr. L. T. McCloud 
804 Hillsboro St. 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

Mr. Vance Cox 

Box 454 

Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Mr. Victor R. Zodda 
% Ideal Cleaners 
Church Street 
Spring Valley, N. Y. 

Miss Pinkie C. Ware 
201 Lyons Apt. 
Athens, Ga. 

Mrs. Leon Bennett 
4906 Cusing Drive 
Garrett Park, Md. 

Mrs. D. D. Crocker 
213 Harrison Aye. 

Williamsburg, Virginia 
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gaither 
Atlantic, N. C. 

Mr. W. Herman Edge 

Route 2 

Tipp City, Ohio 

Mr. Thomas M. Higgins 
612 Sherbourne Road 
Route 7, Box 272 
Richmond, Virginia 

Dr. & Mrs. George Bullock 
New Bern, N. C. 

Rev. William T. Scott, Jr. 
First Congregational Christian 
Church 
Cornwall, Conn. 

Mrs. W. R. Stewart 
Glanchester, N. C. 

Mr. Earl Styne 
206 E. Lee Street 
Greensboro, N. C. 



Mrs. W. P. White 
2173% Ave. J. 
Wichita Falls, Texas 

Mrs. Warren Sutton 
115 Lucknow Road 
Harrisburg, Penn. 

Mrs. Emily Cobb Lee 
1623 McDaniel St. 
Portsmouth, Va. 

Mr. Glenn Lawson 
241 Cypress Rd. 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Mrs. J. M. Jenkins 
8768 Albemarle Drive 
Norfolk 3, Virginia 

Mr. F. H. Alexander 
600 N. Walnut St. 
Wilmington, Ohio 

Mr. W. D. Yarborough 
Richfield, N. C. 

Dr. Wm. L. McLeod 
900 Jordon St. 
Shreveport, La. 

Dr. Dwight Kernodle 
Westober Park Apts. F-22 
Durham, N. C. 

Mrs. C. C. Hall 
516 Home Ave. 
Park Ridge, 111. 

Mr. John A. Coble 
Box 51 

Sturgis, Ky. 

Mr. & Mrs. Claude Manzi 
% Greensboro High School 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mrs. S. W. Sechriest 
Glen Lennox 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Mrs. Martha E. Tune 
Fallo Church, Va. 

Mr. Robert Carroll Seat 

Peach Ave. 

So. Boston, N. C. 

James Earl Danieley 
P.O. Box 515 
Elon College, N. C. 

Mrs. J. Dolph Long 
Newnan, Ga. 



CLASS REUNIONS 

FOR ALUMNI DAY 1953 
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From The President's Desk 



There seems to be an upsurge of interest on the part of business, 
industry, and corporations in the privately endowed colleges of our 
country. The 12th through the 15th of April a workshop in the interest 
of education and business was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Appearing 
on the program were representatives of a number of the leading corpora- 
tions of America. Represented were corporations like United States 
Steel, Standard Oil, Union Carbide, Pillsbury Mills, Lilly Foundation, 
and others. Mr. Earl Bunting of the National Association of Manu- 
facturers was present and assured the representatives assembled of the 
fervent interest of the members of his association in the privately en- 
dowed colleges of our country and a desire to see that these institutions 
are properly and adequately supported financially. 

Of the approximately 1700 privately endowed colleges in this country, 
more than fifty percent of them are operating in the red. The ones 
whose current budgets are out of balance are not all small institutions. 
Some of our large independent universities are operating in the red. No 
institution can continue to operate in the red without endangering its 
accreditation and very existence. 

It is high time that the citizens of America who love freedom and 
appreciate the American way of life realize that the campus of the pri- 
vately endowed college of this country is the bulwark of the freedom 
that we enjoy. No one is expecting free education but everyone should 
be expecting and determined to see freedom in education continue. Upon 
freedom in education depends freedom in enterprise, freedom in busi- 
ness, freedom in worship, freedom in politics, and freedom of speech. 

In this country we have a precious heritage. It was won on the 
battlefields at the price of blood and the cost of life. As an army of 
free men we should arise and, regardless of the cost, guarantee the free- 
dom that we enjoy today to our children and grandchildren of tomorrow. 

Elon College, our college, fortunately, by rigid economy, just and 
fair administration, is operating out of the red and has been for the last 
seventeen years. We are made to tremble when we realize how near 
the danger line we are operating at present. There is no need for our 
Alma Mater to be jeopardized for the lack of funds. The vast number 
of alumni who doubtless shall read these words can easily send contri- 
butions, modest or large, frequently; certainly not less frequently than 
annually, that would take your alumni office out of the red and put 
"props" under the business side of our college and prevent it from falling 
out of the black and into the red. Surely the ones of us who have bene- 
fited by the institution, information, and guidance of our Alma Mater, 
Elon College, will answer out of the gratitude of our hearts and express 
our appreciation in a definite way. If you have not paid your alumni 
dues, please do so today. 

The Sixty-Third Annual Commencement of Elon College will be 
held May 22 to May 25. Your Alma Mater would be happy to wel- 
come you. 

L. E. Smith, '10, President 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 
ALUMNI OFFICE 
Elon College- 
May, 1953 Vol. XI, No. 2 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



Contents 

Editor's Letter 1 

High School Event 2 

May Day 3 

Summer School 4 

Church Rule 5 

Mrs. J. E. Rawls _ 6 

Cage Scores 7 

Candidates — 8 

Candidates - 9 

Class Notes ....10 

Dues Report 11 

Dues Report 12 



Elon Alumni News 

C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51 Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of 
the Executive Secretary at Elon Col- 
lege, Elon College, N. C. Entered as 
second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office at Elon Col- 
lege, N. C, under the Act of March 
3, 1879. 

General Alumni Association 
Officers 

Dr. Darden W. Jones, '27 

Franklin, Va. - President 

Mrs. Esther Kernodle, '36 

Burlington . _.... First Vice President 
Mr. Moses Crutchfield, '41 

Greensboro Second Vice President 

Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51 

Elon College - — .. Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

Royal H. Spence, '41, Chm. Burlington 

Curry Bryan, '42 - Burlington 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 _ Greensboro 

George Colclough, '28 - - Elon College 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

Oka Hester, '37 ... ...- — Greensboro 

Dr. Charles Rawls, '40 Suffolk, Va. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 . Norfolk, Va. 

Miss Lizzie Gray Chandler, '23 Durham 

E. Troy Regan, '29 __. Oxford 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Harold L. Barney, '28 Madison, N. J. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

Charles C. Howell, '08 .....Wilmington 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30 ... Coleridge 

Delmar L. Brown, '50 Richmond, Va. 

Samuel M. Rankin, '41 Charlotte 

James C. Washburn, Jr., '49.. Raleigh 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40 Winston-Salem 

Members of Athletic Committee 



I. E. Fesmire, '24, Chm. 

John E. Smith, '24 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 

W. C. Elder, '26 



Greensboro 

Greensboro 

Burlington 

.. Burlington 



Dear Alumnus : 

At the Mid- Year General Alumni Meeting held at the College, 
January 17, 1953, a discussion was held pertaining to the interest 
of the average alumnus. It was decided that a committee should 
be appointed for the purpose of surveying this problem. The Presi- 
dent appointed a committee of eight people to meet at their con- 
venience and try to determine measures that could be taken by the 
Association to improve the interest in Elon College and its Alumni 
Association. This committee has met once prior to the writing of 
this letter, and will meet again before you receive your magazine. 

The main topic of discussion at the first meeting of the Special 
Committee was to improve relations of students and Administra- 
tion. The motive behind this idea is to cultivate the interest of the 
student, so that he or she has respect, interest, and a desire to serve 
the Alumni Association. This committee will meet again before 
this magazine is printed, and I feel sure they will endeavor to fol- 
low this survey as originally planned. 

The commencement program for 1953 will begin Friday night, 
May 22, with an Alumni-Senior Dance. This dance will be spon- 
sored by the Alumni Association for the seniors. All alumni and 
wives are cordially invited to attend. This dance will be held in 
the Alumni Memorial Gymnasium and will begin at 8 :30 p. m. 

The next day, which will be Saturday, May 23, will be Alumni 
Day. There will be a luncheon on the campus for the students and 
returning alumni. This meal will be served at 12:30 p. m. At 2:00 
p. m. the General Alumni Association meeting will be held in Whit- 
ley Auditorium with Pres. Darden Jones presiding. After the 
meeting, the reunion classes will have time for their respective 
get-togethers. Classes having a reunion this year are as follows : 
'43, '38, '33, '28, '23, '18, '13, '08, '03, '98, '93. Each member of a 
reunion class should contact other members and see that everyone 
attends their class reunion. 

The Annual Alumni Banquet will be held in the college dining 
hall at 7:00 p. m., with Dr. J. C. Peel, '15, as the alumni orator. 
The outstanding alumnus award will be presented at this banquet. 

In this issue of the magazine you will find a complete list of 
every alumnus who has paid his or her alumni dues prior to April 
15, 1953. These dues are payable from June 1, 1952, to May 31, 
1953. If your name does not appear in this report, please forward 
your check to the Alumni Office. Your dues will help the Alumni 
Association complete its work for the year. 

PLAN TO ATTEND YOUR CLASS REUNION. 

Sincerely, 

C. Carl Woods, Jr., '51. 






Elon Alumni News 



Alumni To Hear 
Dr. Peel 



At the Annual Alumni Banquet, which will be held in 
the college dining hall, May 22, 1953, Dr. J. C. Peel will 
be the main speaker. This announcement was made re- 
cently by the Alumni Orator Committee. 

Dr. Peel was a member of the Class of 1915, and this 
will be the first time he has returned to his alma mater 
in an official capacity. He is now Dean of Florida South- 
ern College, in Lakeland, Fla. 

The alumni and administration of Elon College are 
happy to welcome back to our campus, Dr. J. C. Peel. We 
feel sure that this will be a happy occasion for many of 
our alumni. 



Popular Field Secretary 
Given Birthday Party 

Mrs. Judith H. Burns, field secretary of Elon College 
was honored with a surprise birthday party given by 
students, faculty, and administration of the college in 
Whitley Memorial Auditorium. The special chapel pro- 
gram was presided over by Dr. Leon E. Smith and special 
music was furnished by the choir. 

Dr. Smith spoke in behalf of all the students, faculty, 
and administration in wishing her a happy birthday and 
in expressing his sorrow that this is her last year at Elon. 
Mrs. Burns is leaving the college this summer and has 
already resigned her post with Elon. At the conclusion of 
the program, Dr. Smith presented Mrs. Burns with a pic- 
ture album of campus scenes, which had been autographed 
by students and faculty members. 

Mrs. Burns, or Judy as she is better known, graduated 
from Elon College with the class of 1943. She returned 
to the college in 1950, when she became the secretary to 
the Alumni Secretary. She began her work with prospec- 
tive students in 1951, and has been Field Secretary for the 
past two years. 



Cover Picture 

The lovely lady pictured on the cover is Norma Rob- 
erts, Elon College senior from Jamesville, who will rule 
over the 1953 May Court. A transfer student from Mere- 
dith, and also, a music student, the Elon Queen will reign 
over the annual festival to be staged here on Saturday 
afternoon, May 2nd. Norma will receive her degree in 
Music on graduation day, May 25th of this year. 

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Annual High School 

Event Proves Highly 

Successful 



Topping previous records for such events, the fourth 
annual "High School Day" observance at Elon on Wednes- 
day, February 11th, attracted more than 1,500 high school 
seniors and class sponsors to the campus from sixty-nine 
different schools. 

The sixty-nine schools represented surpassed the mark 
set last year, when sixty-two schools sent delegations. 
There were sixty-two schools represented the year before 
and forty-three the year before that. 

Arriving by bus and car, the senior groups began 
arriving on the campus long before noon, and from then 
until after Elon swamped High Point in a varsity basket- 
ball game that night, the campus was a bee-hive of ac- 
tivity. 

Each group was registered at the gymnasium and was 
conducted on a tour of the campus and buildings, where 
the various depai'tments had prepared special exhibits. 
The seniors were then guests of the college at supper and 
at a program held in Whitley Auditorium from 6 until 
7 o'clock. At this meeting President Leon E. Smith ex- 
tended a formal welcome to the visitors. 

An outstanding feature of the fourth annual event was 
the presentation of eight scholarships, with a total value 
of $4,400 to eight outstanding seniors. Top awards of 
$1,000 went to Jo Ann Gwynn of Reidsville High School, 
and William Cobb of Bessemer High School. Other awards 
included two for $600, two for $400, and two for $200 
each. 

High schools represented for the occasion included 
Aberdeen, Alamance, Alexander Wilson, Anderson, Alta- 
mahaw-Ossippee, Aycock, Bartlett Yancey, Ben Haven, 
Bennett, Bessemer, Bethany, Beaulah, Bonlee, Coleridge, 
Colfax, Copeland, Deep River, Eli Whitney, Elkton, Elon, 
E. M. Holt, Epsom, Farmer, Flat Rock, Franklin, Frank- 
linton, Franklinville, Gibsonville, Goldston, Graham, 
Gray's Chapel, Greenwood, Haw River, Henderson, High 
Plains, King, Lawrenceville, Liberty, Mayodan, McLeans- 
viile, Mebanc, Moncure, Monticello, Nathanael Greene, 
Pine Hall, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Ramseur, Randle- 
man, Rankin, Reeds, Reidsville, Roxboro, Ruffin, Sandy 
Ridge, Sanford, Schoolfield, Siler City, Southern Pines, 
Staley, Stoneville, Summerfield, Sumner, Sylvan, Thomas- 
ville, Troy, Wentworth, White Plains, and Williams of 
Burlington. 



Elon Alumni News 




The Elon May Queen of 1932 is shown above with mem- 
bers of her court. That May Court in that early observ- 
ance, as shown left to right in the picture, included the 
following: BACK ROW ON STAGE— Dorothy Bowden, 
Maid-of-Honor, now Mrs. W. L. Shoffner, of Burlington; 
Mary Elizabeth Rogers, May Queen, now Mrs. Paul Cobb, 
of Burlington; and Jennie Frances Walters, Maid-of- 
Honor, now Mrs. J. K. Snyder, of Winston-Salem. MID- 
DLE ROW (SLIGHTLY BACK OF MAIN FRONT ROW) 
— Leffie Jones, May Court Page, now Mrs. W. E. Lowe, Jr., 
of Elon College; Rebecca Constable (wearing hat), now 
Mrs. Thomas M. Lee, of Elkton, Md.; and Naomi Steed, 
May Court Page, who lost her life as a nurse in World 
War II. STANDING IN MAIN FRONT ROW— Evelyn 
Richardson, now Mrs. H. H. Sasnett, of Jacksonville, Fla.; 
Frances Chandler, now Mrs. Cecil Wilkins, of Virgilina, 
Va.; Margaret Chandler, now Mrs. Thomas Bradshaw, of 
Burlington; Mary Sue Rawls, now Mrs. J. E. Parker, of 
Suffolk, Va.; Frances Baynes, now Mrs. James E. Hall, 



of Burlington; Anna Virginia Britt, now Mrs. E. A. War- 
field, of Alexandria, Va. ; Dorothy Marlow, now Mrs. H. D. 
Ramsaur, of Charlotte; Miss Jeannette Neiderlander, 1932 
member of Elon Music Faculty, who staged the May Day 
pageant; Margaret Boland, now a secretary in Burlington; 
Louise Thompson, now Mrs. Paul D. Smith, of Greensboro ; 
Lucy Caddell, now Mrs. K. K. Hughes, of Elon College; 
Edith Bowden, now a secretary in Burlington; Marietta 
Moore, of Chuckatuck, Va.; and Peggy Sechrist, of Thom- 
asville. The small children standing in front of the May 
Court attendants, also left to right, are Charles McCarn 
and Jewell McCarn, whose fattier was then an Elon stu- 
dent; Rhodes Moffitt, Jr., and Peggy Moffitt, grandchildren 
of Dr. E. L. Moffitt, former Elon president; and Patricia 
Hook, daughter of Prof, and Mrs. A. L. Hook. The two 
smallest girls in the ruffled dresses are (left to right) 
Jean Miller, of Burlington, and Lacala Wilkins, now Mrs. 
William Frazier, of Liberty. The other three children 
behind the two last named are unidentified. 



History Of May Day At Elon 



Observance of May Day as Elon College students know 
it today is a comparatively recent thing in the long history 
of the college, for the annual May Day pageant has been 
staged in less than one-third of the sixty-three years since 
Elon opened its doors. 

Extensive research through Elon records and ques- 
tioning of many former students revealed that the first 
May Day observance was held in 1921, but dancing of any 
type was strictly taboo on the Elon campus of that day, 
and so many hands were thrown aloft in holy horror at 
the sight of girls dancing about the May Pole that no 
other spring festival was attempted for ten years. 

Ruling over that 1921 pageant as Elon's first May 
Queen was Essie Mae Truitt, sister of Dr. John G. Truitt, 
who is now Mrs. Essie Truitt Simpson, a member of the 
faculty at Stokesdale High School. The maid-of-honor 
was Miss Lucy Eldridge, now associated in New York 
with the Youth Division of the Missionary Education 
Movement. That first pageant was staged on the campus 
in front of West Dormitory under the direction of Miss 
Ruth Hawk, at that time a teacher of voice and expres- 
sion at Elon. 

The next May Day observance came in 1931 under the 
direction of Miss Jeanette Neiderlander, also a teacher of 
voice and expression here. She directed May Day pageants 
for two years in 1931 and 1932, but they were followed 
by another break of three years before the observance 



was resumed in 1936. That spring pageant in 1936 became 
the first of a continuous practice, which has produced 
May Day festivals each year until the present. 

Ruling as May Queen in 1931 was Johnnie Sharpe, 
of Elon College, now Mrs. J. Hinton Rountree, of Greens- 
boro, and among the members of her court were Ann 
Rawls, now Mrs. Joseph B. Newman, of Burlington, and 
Sue Watts, now Mrs. George Colclough, of Elon College. 
They recall that the 1931 May Day was marked by un- 
seasonable cold, which caused much discomfort to the 
girls in their evening dresses. 

The 1932 May Day was ruled over by Mary Elizabeth 
Rogers, now Mrs. Paul E. Cobb, of Burlington. She and 
her entire court are pictured elsewhere in this issue. Her 
chief attendants — Maids-of-Honor — were Dorothy Bowden, 
now Mrs. W. L. Shoffner, of Burlington, and Jennie Fran- 
ces Walters, now Mrs. J. K. Snyder, of Winston-Salem. 
There were no male students in any of these earliest May 
Day pageants. 

A King Takes Part 

A May King was introduced into the scheme of May 
Court when continuous annual observance was begun in 
1936. Rulers that year were Esther Cole, now Mrs. John 

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Elon Alumni News 



Elon Summer 

School Open To 

Freshmen 



The 1953 Summer Session here at Elon College will 
get underway on Monday, June 8, and the high school 
seniors of 1953 may enter Elon at that time as fullfledged 
college freshmen. Such a step will enable them to speed 
up their college training by gaining a full quarter on their 
first year's work. Many of Elon's freshmen have done 
this in recent years. 

Possibility of registering a number of new freshmen is 
included in the plans for the coming summer school, which 
will include two six-weeks terms. The first term, after 
starting on Monday, June 8, will end Friday, July 17, with 
the second six weeks beginning immediately on Monday, 
July 20, and coming to a close on Friday, August 28. 

Elon College has always accepted freshmen in summer 
school but there has been special emphasis on this for the 
past two years, when the national emergency has made 
more evident the necessity for a speed-up in the educa- 
tional program of many young people, especially for the 
young men who face the possibility of military service. 

In regard to the possibilities of freshmen beginning 
their college work in June, the Elon administration points 
out that any boy or girl who enters at the beginning of the 
summer and continues to attend both regular and summer 
sessions each year would be able to graduate in three 
years. This has been done by many students in the past. 



-May Day 



CHRISTIAN PITCHER 
GETS PILOT WINGS 

Joseph B. Weaver, Elon Alumnus and former Fighting 
Christian baseball pitcher, was awarded the Silver Wings 
of an Army Air Force Reserve during graduation cere- 
monies held at the Reeves Air Force Base in Texas on 
Monday, February 2nd. 

Weaver, a native of Lillington, graduated from high 
school there and went on to Campbell College for two 
years. He entered Elon in the fall of 1949 and was here 
until the spring of 1951, during which he put in two ses- 
sions as a pitcher with the Elon baseball squad, being 
used largely in relief roles. 



(Continued from Previous Page) 
R. Kernodle, of Burlington, as May Queen, with William 
W. Kimball, of Manson, as the first May King. Maid-of- 
Honor was Helen Barney, daughter of Prof. J. W. Barney. 
She is now Mrs. E. L. Smith, of Elon College. 

Blanche Wagoner, of Brown Summit, now Mrs. C. H. 
Shoffner, of Burlington, was the May Queen in 1937, and 
ruling with her as May King was Leon Newman, of Vir- 
gilina, Va., now a resident of Spokane, Wash. Records 
do not show the Maid-of-Honor for that year. 

The 1938 May Court was ruled over by Nell Loy, of 
Alamance, as May Queen. She is now Mrs. Jasper W. 
Clapp, of Alamance. The King that year was LeGrand 
Moody, now a Methodist minister in Ware Shoals, S. C. 
Chief attendant to the Queen was Margaret Earp, now 
Mrs. Kesley E. Friend, of Pikeville, Ky. 
Other May Day Rulers 

Ruling over the 1939 May Day festivities Queen was 
Mildred Craven, now a teacher in her native Ramseur, 
and her royal consort that year was Galloway Walker, 
now an automobile dealer in Rockingham. 

Edna Fitch, of Burlington, still a well known figure 
on the Elon campus, was the May Queen in 1940. She is 
now secretary for the Southern Convention of the Con- 
gregational Christian Church, which maintains its offices 
here at Elon. The King that year was Charlie Pittman, 
now a resident of Richmond, Va. 

The 1941 May Day saw Dorothy Edwards, now Mrs. 
David Lee Spaulding, of Baltimore, Md., selected for May 
Queen, and ruling with her as king was John Henry 
Pearce, now of Dayton, Ohio. 

World War II interrupted many college activities, but 
the Elon May Day was not one of the casualties of the 
conflict. Betty Hoyt, of Walpole, Mass., now Mrs. W. J. 
O'Connor, of Washington, D. C, was the first war time 
May Queen, ruling over the 1942 pageant, along with 
Maurice M. "Molly" Craft, the May King. His last known 
address was Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Helen Messick, now Mrs. Frederick Willets, of Wil- 
mington, was the 1943 May Queen. She is the daughter 
of Elon's former Dean J. D. Messick, who is now presi- 
dent of East Carolina College. The King that year was 
Edwin Watts, now of Greensboro, a brother of Mrs. Jo 
Williams, present secretary to President Leon E. Smith. 

The 1944 May Day festivities, staged under the title 
of "Play Day," saw Hazel Walker, of Elon College, ruling 
as the May Queen. She is known to all Elon College stu- 
dents today for the pleasant manner in which she per- 
forms her duties in the business office of the college. The 
May King ruling with her was Earl Farrell, now a minis- 
ter in Cypress Chapel, Va. 

Last of the war time May Days, which almost came 
as a celebration of the V-E Day that ended the war in 
Europe, saw Eliza Boyd, now a teacher in her native Hen- 
derson, as the May Queen. Gene Poe, of Rockingham, now 
a minister in Brewton, Ala., was May King that year, and 
the Maid-of-Honor was Jeanne Hook, daughter of Prof, 
and Mrs. A. L. Hook. She is now Mrs. D. B. Harrell, of 
Elon College. 

Post-War May Days 

Margaret Rawls, of Suffolk, Va., now Mrs. George Bul- 
lard, of Mebane, ruled as the first post-war May Queen 
in 1946. Ruling with her as King was Ed Daniels, of Vir- 
gilina, Va., and the Maid-of-Honor was Elizabeth Holland, 
now Mrs. John Claytor, of Shelby. 

The 1947 May Queen was Betsy Smith, of Altamahaw- 

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Elon Alumni News 



Church Rule Is Death Claims Minister 

Revoked By 
Trustees 



Revocation of Elon's 60-year-old rule for compulsory 
student attendance at church and Sunday School and plans 
looking- to an early start on construction of new dormi- 
tories and a new dining hall on the campus were the high- 
lights of the annual mid-winter meeting of the college's 
board of trustees, which was held on the campus Tuesday, 
February 17, with twenty-five of the thirty-six trustees in 
attendance. 

The abrogation of the compulsory church and Sunday 
school attendance came when the trustees approved a reso- 
lution submitted by the student legislature that urged such 
action. 

The resolution was passed by the legislature in Janu- 
ary and was submitted to the trustees by the college ad- 
ministration. The new rule is expected to take effect at 
once, doing away with the old system of signing church 
cards and submitting certificates of attendance when away 
from the campus. 

While taking steps to speed the $2,500,000 fund-raising 
campaign now in progress, the trustees planned to speed 
the settlement of the $38,000 balance remaining of the 
debt on Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, which was built in 
1949 at a cost of a quarter of a million dollars. 



- May Day 



(Continued from Previous Page) 
Ossipee, now Mrs. Fred Albright, of Whitsett. The King 
was Steve Castura, of Hazelton, Pa., and Verdalee Nor- 
ris, of Sanford, now a newspaper writer in Wilson, was 
Maid-of-Honor. 

Ruling as May Queen in 1948 was Florine Chandler, 
of Burlington, now Mrs. Thomas Foust, of Elon College, 
and Ralph Edwards, a former president of the Elon stu- 
dent government from Burlington, ruled with her as King. 
Mrs. Jack Russell, of Burlington, the former Elizabeth 
Smith, of Suffolk, Va., was Maid-of-Honor that year. 

The 1949 May Queen was Mildred Johnson, now Mrs. 
Graham Erlacher, of Wilmington. The May King that 
year was Steve Walker, Elon baseball star from Milton, 
and the Maid-of-Honor was Jeanne Meredith, now a 
teacher at Ramseur. 

Nina Wilson, now Mrs. George Patterson, of Richmond, 
Va., ruled over the May Court festivities of 1950, with 
Jim Elkins, now an officer in the Marine Corps, sharing 
honors as the King. Mrs. James Parker, of Sunbury, the 
former Dorothy Jones, was Maid-of-Honor. 

The Queen in the 1951 May Day festival was Flora 
Gilbert, of Dunn, with Pete Marshburn, at present a coach 
and teacher at Ramseur, as her royal partner. Maid-of- 
Honor was Mrs. Wayne Taylor, the former Tesse Zimmer- 
man, of Reidsville. 

The ruler one year ago over the 1952 May Day pageant 
was Reita Durham, now Mrs. Larry Gaither, of Atlantic. 
George Etheridge, of Norfolk, Va., was King in that pro- 
gram, with Jane Peterson, also of Norfolk, Va., as Maid- 
of-Honor. 



Well Known On Campus 

Dr. Robert Lee House, 46, eminent Congregational 
Christian minister, who has been a frequent visitor and 
speaker on the Elon campus in recent years, died suddenly 
on Tuesday, January 20, at Southern Pines, where he was 
pastor of the Church of the Wide Fellowship. 

A native of Franklinton, he received the A. B. and B. D. 
degrees from Duke University and studied at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York City, after which he en- 
tered the ministry of the Congregational Christian Church, 
in which he rose rapidly to a position of leadership. He 
received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from 
Elon College in 1950. 

Prior to accepting the pastorate at Southern Pines in 
1949, Dr. House had served for five years as pastor of the 
First Congregational Church in Newport News, Va., three 
years at the First Christian Church in Portsmouth, Va., 
and ten years at the First Congregational Church in 
Richmond, Va. 

He served as editor of the "Christian Sun," official pub- 
lication of the Southern Convention of the Congregational 
Christian Church, for the past twelve years, and in that 
capacity he was much interested in the activities and work 
here at Elon College. 

Dr. House, who was usually a visitor on the Elon cam- 
pus several times each year, was here for a full week in 
the fall of the 1951-52 college year, when he was one of 
five ministers who conducted the annual "Religious Em- 
phasis Week" services. 

Funeral services were held in Southern Pines, the rites 
being conducted by Dr. W. T. Scott, Dr. Leon E. Smith, 
and Dr. John G. Truitt, of Elon College. Other rites were 
held later in the week, where the body was carried for 
interment. 



Football Schedule 
Announced 

The Elon College football schedule for 1953 lists only 
nine games thus far but Coach Jim Mallory, announcing 
the grid card for the coming fall, stated that efforts are 
underway to fill the open date. There are four games at 
home and five away. 

The schedule made public by Coach Mallory lists nine 
of the same teams that were met by the Christian gridmen 
last fall. The Little Creek Amphibious Base, a service 
eleven that was met last year, has been dropped from the 
coming season, which accounts for the open date. 

The Christians will have six North State Conference 
battles, meeting Appalachian, East Carolina, Lenoir 
Rhyne, and Guilford. 

There are non-Conference tilts with Wofford, Newberry, 
and Norfolk Naval. 

The schedule follows: 

Sept. 19 — Norfolk Naval. 

Sept. 26 — Wofford, away. 

Oct. 3 — Appalachian, here. 

Oct. 10 — East Carolina, away. 

Oct. 17 — Open. 

Oct. 24 — Catawba, away. 

Oct. 31 — W. C. T. C, here. 

Nov. 14 — Lenoir Rhyne, away. 

Nov. 26 — Guilford. 



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Elon Alumni News 

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES OF THE ELON COLLEGE 
GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Pictured on these two pages are the candidates for the 
offices of president, first vice-president, and a second vice- 
president of our Alumni Association for the term of 
1953-55. As an alumnus you have the privilege of voting 



for the candidate of your choice. Be sure you cast your 
vote and return it to the Alumni Office not later than May 
20, 1953. Announcement of the new officers will be made 
at the Alumni Day exercises, May 23, 1953. 



Candidates For President 





REV. WILLIAM J. ANDES 

Class of 1935 
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. 



WILLIAM BROWN TERRELL 

Class of 1925 

WARRENTON, N. C. 



"Bill" Andes, a native of Harrisonburg, Va., is now 
pastor of the Community Congregational Church at 
Pfafftown, N. C, and of the United Congregational Chris- 
tian Church in Winston-Salem. He received a Bachelor of 
Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School in 1941. Since 
that time he has held pastorates in the Valley of Virginia, 
and in North Carolina. Before going to Winston-Salem, 
he was pastor at Happy Home Congregational Christian 
Church near Reidsville. At the present "Bill" is secretary 
to the North Carolina and Virginia Conference of Congre- 
gational Christian Churches, and is chairman of the Board 
of Christian Education of the Southern Convention. While 
a student at Elon, "Bill" was president of the P jdent 
Body. He married Carey Atkins of High Point in Decem- 
ber, 1940. They now have one child, David, 9 yc:u of ase. 



"Bill" Terrell, a native of Burlington, N. C, entered 
the teaching profession following his graduation from 
Elon College. He was principal of Tyron School in Gas- 
ton County for three years. "Bill" came to Elon College 
in 1928 and was principal of the Public School for 15 
years. In 1945 he was appointed superintendent of the 
Wadesboro City Schools, and held that position until 1948. 
At that time, he resigned to take a similar position for 
the Warren County Schools. Bill holds this same position 
today. He has been active in several civic clubs, Masonic 
order, Boy Scout work, and the local Tuberculosis As- 
sociation. While a student, Bill was active in many campus 
clubs and organizations, and especially active on the col- 
lege paper. He married Katherine Doris McLean in 1925, 
ar.'l had one son, who is now a captain in the Air Force. 
Katherine died in February, 1940. "Bill" married Evelyn 
Mae Rives of Greensboro in May, 1947, and by this mar- 
riage they have a son, Charles Bedford, 3 years old. 



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Elon Alumni News 

Candidates For First Vice-President 




EUGENE A. GORDON 

Class of 1941 
BURLINGTON, N. C. 

Eugene Gordon, a native of Brown Summit, N. C, 
graduated from Elon College and Duke University Law 
School the same year, 1941. He spent four years in the 
service and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Cap- 
tain. Eugene entered the law firm of Young, Young & 
Gordon, shortly after his discharge from the service, and 
has been practicing law since that date. He has served 
as President of the Alamance County Alumni Chapter, 
and also as Secretary of the County Bar Association. Mr. 
Gordon is a board member of Directors of Chamber of 
Commerce and has served as chairman of Red Cross Drive 
in 1951. Eugene was married in 1943 to Miss Virginia 
Stoner, of Chambersburg, Penn., and they have one son, 
Eugene Andrew. 




HOWARD R. RICHARDSON 

Class of 1927 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 



Howard Richardson, a native of Suffolk Va., is now 
Executive Secretary of the Virginia High School League 
and is a part-time professor of Education at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia. After graduating from Elon, Howard, 
later received a M. A. degree from William and Mary 
College. Since that time he has an Ed. D. from the George 
Washington University. Mr. Richardson has been princi- 
pal of an Elementary School and Suffolk High School in 
Suffolk, Va. He was Superintendent of Schools at Alex- 
andria, Va., before accepting his present position. How- 
ard is married to the former Miss Virginia Snow, and 
they have a son, Howard, Jr., and a daughter, Virginia. 



Candidate For Second Vice-President 



MRS. LUCILE JOHNSTON CULLERS 

Class of 1918 

FRONT ROYAL, VA. 

Mrs. Clarke P. Cullers, a native of Alamance County, 
was employed after graduation by the First Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association of Burlington. In 1926, she 
left Burlington to accept a position with a manufactur- 
ing concern in High Point. In February, 1948, Mrs. Cull- 
ers married Mr. Clarke F. Cullers of Front Royal, Va. 
Mr. Cullers died in October, 1948, and Mrs. Cullers con- 
tinued in Front Royal and carried on her husband's busi- 
ness. She is an outstanding leader in the Methodist Church 
of her city, and is a member of its board. Mrs. Cullers is 
very active in several civic organizations, and charitable 
drives. She was Secretary-Treasurer of the Elon College 
Alumni Association for several years in 1920s. Also, Mrs. 
Cullers has received the "Outstanding Alumnus Award", 
which was given to her in 1951. She is permanent Secre- 
tary of the class of '18. 





Elon Alumni News 

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES OF THE ELON COLLEGE 
GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Pictured on these two pages are the candidates for the 
offices of president, first vice-president, and a second vice- 
president of our Alumni Association for the term of 
1953-55. As an alumnus you have the privilege of voting 



for the candidate of your choice. Be sure you cast your 
vote and return it to the. Alumni Office not later than May 
20, 1953. Announcement of the new officers will be made 
at the Alumni Day exercises, May 23, 1953. 



Candidates For President 





REV. WILLIAM J. ANDES 

Class of 1935 
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. 



WILLIAM BROWN TERRELL 

Class of 1925 
WARRENTON, N. C. 



"Bill" Andes, a native of Harrisonburg, Va., is now 
pastor of the Community Congregational Church at 
Pfafftown, N. C, and of the United Congregational Chris- 
tian Church in Winston-Salem. He received a Bachelor of 
Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School in 1941. Since 
that time he has held pastorates in the Valley of Virginia, 
and in North Carolina. Before going to Winston-Salem, 
he was pastor at Happy Home Congregational Christian 
Church near Reidsville. At the present "Bill" is secretary 
to the North Carolina and Virginia Conference of Congre- 
gational Christian Churches, and is chairman of the Board 
of Christian Education of the Southern Convention. Vv'hile 
a student at Elon, "Bill" was president of the S jdent 
Body. He married Carey Atkins of High Point in Decem- 
ber, 1940. They now have one child, David, 9 year of age. 



"Bill" Terrell, a native of Burlington, N. C, entered 
the teaching profession following his graduation from 
Elon College. He was principal of Tyron School in Gas- 
ton County for three years. "Bill" came to Elon College 
in 1928 and was principal of the Public School for 15 
years. In 1945 he was appointed superintendent of the 
Wadesboro City Schools, and held that position until 1948. 
At that time, he resigned to take a similar position for 
the Warren County Schools. Bill holds this same position 
today. He has been active in several civic clubs, Masonic 
order, Boy Scout work, and the local Tuberculosis As- 
sociation. While a student, Bill was active in many campus 
clubs and organizations, and especially active on the col- 
lege paper. He married Kathenne Doris McLean in 1925, 
aid had one son, who is now a captain in the Air Force. 
Katherine died in February, 1940. "Bill" married Evelyn 
Mae Rives of Greensboro in May, 1947, and by this mar- 
riage they have a son, Charles Bedford, 3 years old. 



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Candidates For First Vice-President 




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EUGENE A. GORDON 

Class of 1941 
BURLINGTON, N. C. 

Eugene Gordon, a native of Brown Summit, N. C., 
graduated from Elon College and Duke University Law 
School the same year, 1941. He spent four years in the 
service and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Cap- 
tain. Eugene entered the law firm of Young, Young & 
Gordon, shortly after his discharge from the service, and 
has been practicing law since that date. He has served 
as President of the Alamance County Alumni Chapter, 
and also as Secretary of the County Bar Association. Mr. 
Gordon is a board member of Directors of Chamber of 
Commerce and has served as chairman of Red Cross Drive 
in 1951. Eugene was married in 1943 to Miss Virginia 
Stoner, of Chambersburg, Penn., and they have one son, 
Eugene Andrew. 






HOWARD R. RICHARDSON 

Class of 1927 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 

Howard Richardson, a native of Suffolk Va., is now 
Executive Secretary of the Virginia High School League 
and is a part-time professor of Education at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia. After graduating from Elon, Howard, 
later received a M. A. degree from William and Mary 
College. Since that time he has an Ed. D. from the George 
Washington University. Mr. Richardson has been princi- 
pal of an Elementary School and Suffolk High School in 
Suffolk, Va. He was Superintendent of Schools at Alex- 
andria, Va., before accepting his present position. How- 
aid is married to the former Miss Virginia Snow, and 
they have a son, Howard, Jr., and a daughter, Virginia. 



Candidate For Second Vice-President 



MRS. LUCILE JOHNSTON CULLERS 

Class of 1918 

FRONT ROYAL, VA. 

Mrs. Clarke F. Cullers, a native of Alamance County, 
was employed after graduation by the First Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association of Burlington. In 1926, she 
left Burlington to accept a position with a manufactur- 
ing concern in High Point. In February, 1948, Mrs. Cull- 
ers married Mr. Clarke F. Cullers of Front Royal, Va. 
Mr. Cullers died in October, 1948, and Mrs. Cullers con- 
tinued in Front Royal and carried on her husband's busi- 
ness. She is an outstanding leader in the Methodist Church 
of her city, and is a member of its board. Mrs. Cullers is 
very active in several civic organizations, and charitable 
drives. She was Secretary-Treasurer of the Elon College 
Alumni Association for several years in 1920s. Also, Mrs. 
Cullers has received the "Outstanding Alumnus Award", 
which was given to her in 1951. She is permanent Secre- 
tary of the class of '18. 




Elon Alumni News 



MARRIAGES 

Miss Lillith Jean Hamilton, '52, of Burlington, and Mr. 
Alford Charles Sinclair, of Rowland, were married in a 
beautiful ceremony at the First Baptist Church on Satur- 
day, March 29, at 4:00 p.m. The bride was graduated from 
Burlington High School, Mars Hill Junior College, and 
Elon College, where she received her B.A. degree in Home 
Economics. She is now a teacher of Home Economics in 
Johnston County. The groom, a graduate of Rowland 
High School, Mars Hill Junior College, and Wake Forest 
College, where he received a B.S. in Physical Education. 
Miss Nancy Russell Hodges became the bride of Chief 
Petty Officer Arnold Douglas Everett on Friday, April 3, 
in a home ceremony. The couple exchanged their vows 
before arrangements of white gladioli and greenery flanked 
by burning tapers in candelabra. The bride graduated 
from Cobb Memorial High School and attended Elon Col- 
lege, where she was a member of the Commercial Class. 
She is employed at Western Electric. The groom attended 
Barlett Yancey High School and is now serving aboard 
the USS Bache at Norfolk, Virginia. 

Miss Sue Holton and Bob "Sheepie" Peters were united 
in marriage on March 1, 1953 at 3:00 p.m. at the Burk- 
head Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N. C. Both are 
students at Elon College. The bride is a Commercial stu- 
dent and the groom is a Physical Education Major. The 
couple are making their home at Veterans Apts. 

Miss Jeanne E. Pittman of Mayodan and Charles Hen- 
ry Griffin were married on December 6, 1952, in Forbes Air 
Force Base Chapel in Topeka, Kans. The bride is a gradu- 
ate of Smithfield High School, Va., and Elon College. At 
Elon she was elected to Who's Who Among Students in 
American Universities and Colleges, and she was president 
of the Women's Athletic Association. The bridegroom was 
graduated from Mayodan High School and Gardner Webb 
Junior College. He entered the Air Force November 8, 
1950, and is now stationed in Topeka. 

Miss Norma Aleane Gentry, better known as "Paco", 
and Theodore "Spider" Webb were married on TV's 
"Bride and Groom" in New York, March 2, 1953. The 
couple received many nice gifts and honeymoon to Wash- 
ington, D. C. The bride is a senior at Elon and a member 
of Delta Upsilon Kappa Sorority and was selected for 
membership in the national collegiate Who's Who. Mr. 
Webb was graduated from Elon, where he played varsity 
football and was a member of Alpha Pi Delta Fraternity. 
He is now athletic director of the YMCA in Wilmington. 
Miss Rosland Bromley and Richard Petrey were mar- 
ried on December 27, 1952, at the Congregational Church 
in Huntington, W. Va., by the bride's father, Rev. Norman 
I. Bromley. Both are graduates of Elon College. The bride 
graduated in 1951. Mr. and Mrs. Petrey are both in serv- 
ice, but they soon hope to be at home in Kingsport, Tenn. 
On December 26, 1952, Miss Helen Knott and Andy 
Meredith were married in a ceremony at Whitley Audi- 
torium. Miss Knott is now a student at Elon College and 
will continue her studies here. The groom attended Elon 
College before entering the Air Force, where he is now 
stationed at Sheppard AFB, Texas. 

Miss Sylvia McAdams and Nat M. Burwell were united 
in marriage on December 6, 1952, at Chesterfield, S. C. 
The bride attended Elon College last year as a commercial 
student, and was president of the Beta Chi Epsilon. She 
is now working for the Alumni Secretary of Elon College. 
The groom is a junior at Elon and will contiue his studies 
here. 

Miss Billie Marion Greene became the bride of John 
Cashmier Reese on January 17, 1952. The bride graduated 
from Oak Grove High School and Elon College, where 
she was a member of the Beta Omicron Beta sorority and 
Alpha Psi Omega national dramatics fraternity. She is 
now a second-grade teacher at Hope Valley School. The 
bridegroom attended Canonsburg schools prior to entering 
the navy. He is now stationed with the U. S. S. Tidewater, 
Norfolk, Va. 

Miss Mary Ruth Johnston and James Thomas Lindley 
were married on Saturday, January 31, 1952. They had 
a formal wedding at Davis Street Church in Burlington, 
where Rev. I. S. Richmond officiated. The bride graduated 
from Burlington High School and has been employed for 
the past two years in the offices of the Glen Raven Cotton 
Mills at Glen Raven. The groom graduated from Burling- 
ton High School and attended East Carolina and Elon 
College. The couple are making their home at 1024 Tar- 
leton Avenue, Burlington, N. C. 



Mrs. J. E. Rawls, 70 Years 

Of Age, Again Is Student 

At Elon College 

Mrs. J. E. Rawls, Sr., of Suffolk, Va. became a student 
at E!on College March 24, for the first time since 1902. 
She registered to prepare for several oil painting projects 
which she expects will keep her busy for a long time after 
completing her training. 

Looking and acting like a person many years her 
junior, Mrs. Rawls becomes actively associated with Elon 
College again for a specific purpose, even though her 
support has stretched over the years continuously since 
she was a student and on through the rearing of her eight 
children. 

Specifically, Mrs. Rawls wants to paint a portrait of 
her mother and great grandmother. Less specifically, but 
with much determination, she wants to paint a portrait 
of each of her children, and she feels that Miss Lila New- 
man, as head of Art at Elon, is the person who can enable 
here to do this. 

This will not be her first training in art. She majored 
in art when she attended Elon from 1898 until 1902. But 
then came her marriage in 1908 to Dr. J. E. Rawls, a 
surgeon in Suffolk, and their life together and the eight 
children did not permit her to give much serious atten- 
tion to art. Dr. Rawls, after a long and highly successful 
career in Suffolk and for more than 20 years a trustee of 
Elon College, died in 1938, leaving her with several child- 
ren yet to find their places in life. All of them have done 
that now, so Mrs. Rawls sees her opportunity to accom- 
plish her new mission. The lives of Dr. and Mrs. Rawls 
and their eight children combine to make a story that 
shows respect, loyalty, and high appreciation for Elon 
College. Dr. Rawls became a student at Elon when the 
college opened. He took two years of preparatory school 
and four years of college before receiving his diploma in 
1896. 

Of the eight children, seven of them are Elon grad- 
uates, with the single exception coming because a daughter 
took up specialized work elsewhere. The three sons are 
now doctors, following in their father's footsteps; one 
daughter is the wife of Dr. George Bullard of Mebane, 
and another daughter is the wife of a Burlington dentist, 
Dr. Joe Newman. Mrs. Rawls had three brothers and two 
sisters who also attended Elon. 

Their first interests in the college started through 
their close connections in the Christian Church. Their 
support for their church and the college is widely recog- 
nized in the Southern Convention. 

Her classes will continue from 9:30 until 12:30 daily. 
Mrs. Rawls will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. 
Newman, while she is taking her college work. Then she 
will return to Suffolk to begin her portraits. 



Katherine Portner and Edward Arnold Watkins were 
married on January 10, 1953 at Portsmouth, Virginia. 

Alice Lucille Baker and Henry Clyde Hiscy were mar- 
ried on Saturday, October 4, 1952 at Elkton, Virginia. 

Elizabeth Curtis Benton and Lt. Benjamin Forrest 
Bateman, USA, were married on October 4, at the Post 
Chapel, Leipheim, Germany. The bride is a graduate of 
Elon College, where she was a member of Delta Upsilon 
Kappa, social sorority, and Delta Psi Omega, national 
dramatic fraternity. 



Elon Alumni News 



LITTLE CHRISTIANS 

Mi 1 , and Mrs. Jodie C. Matthews announce the birth of 
a son, Jay Wayne Matthews, born September 15. 

Ellen and Roy Day announce the arrival of a boy, 
Russell Scott Day, on December 26. 

Rev. and Mrs. Bland Leebrick announce the birth of a 
daughter, Deborah Maria, on December 14, 1952. They 
have one other child, Gloria Anne. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Carl Woods, Jr., announce the birth of 
a daughter, Elizabeth Carol, on December 31, 1952. This 
is their first child. 

On Saturday, April 11, a girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. 
David Richards, '51, of Portsmouth, Va. at the Kings' 
Daughters Hospital. Mr. Richards is now employed by 
the Remington-Rand Corp. in Norfolk, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. Delmas H. Core, 1006 Elwell Ave., 
Greensboro, N. C, announce the birth of their daughter, 
Karen Denise, Saturday, April 11. Delmas (1950) is 
working with A. M. Pullen, Accountants, in Greensboro. 
Mrs. Core is the former Helen Gunter, and a graduate of 
1948 class at Elon. 

Dr. and Mrs. C. Covington (Irene Hook '39) of San- 
ford, announce the birth of a son, Donald Van Covington, 
on April 9, 1953. 

Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. Edward H. Potter of 817 Pomona 
Avenue, Coranado, Calif., announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Roxanna, on March 3, 1953. 



Elon Cage Games 
1952-53 



Elon 70 
Elon 73 
Elon 95 
Elon 76 
Elon 81 
Elon 63 
Elon 78 
Elon 73 
Elon 62 
Elon 47 
Elon 64 ; 
Elon 76 
Elon 73 
Elon 75 
Elon 68 
Elon 69 
Elon 83 
Elon 74 
Elon 86 
Elon 82 
Elon 90 
Elon 79 
Elon 88 
Elon 86 
Elon 67 
Elon 69 
Elon 69 
Elon 80 
Elon 87 
Elon 76 
North 
Elon 95 
Elon 80 
Elon 63 
N. 
Elon 79 
Elon 56 



Lynchburg 65. 
Va. Tech 61. 
A. C. C. 56. 
Lynchburg 64. 
High Point Y 69. 
Guilford 48. 
High Point 80. 
Presbyterian 67. 
Erskine 74. 
High Point Y 55. 
Appalachian 61. 
DuPont 43. 
Presbyterian 48. 
East Carolina 76. 
McCraiy 77. 
High Point 79. 
Catawba 65. 
DuPont 78 
McCrary 77. 
Lenoir Rhyne 69. 
W.C.T.C. 87. 
W.C.T.C. 87. 
Erskine 67. 
Appalachian 57. 
Guilford 53. 
High Point 45. 
East Carolina 91. 
A.C.C. 49. 
Lenoir Rhyne 63. 
Guilford 71. 
State Tourney 
Appalachian 56. 
W.C.T.C. 65. 
High Point 66. 
i.IA Tourney 
Erskine 75. 
East Carolina 72. 



Elon Baseball Schedule 

March 30 Williams, home 

April 1 Wesleyan, home 

April 2 Ohio U., home 

April 6 Reidsville, away 

April 7 Wake Forest, home 

April 8 Wake Forest, home 

April 10 East Carolina, away 

April 11 A. C. C, away 

April 13 Guilford, home 

April 15 Guilford, away 

April 18 (DH) A. C. C, home 

April 20 High Point, away 

April 22 East Carolina, away 

April 23 ... A. C. C, away 

April 28 Guilford, away 

April 30 McCrary, away 

May 1 High Point, home 

May 6 High Point, away 

May 8 East Carolina, home 

May 9 East Carolina, home 

May 11 Guilford, home 

May 12 High Point, home 

May 14-16 Conference Tourney 



DEATHS 



Mrs. Dennis Leahey, former Margaret Chason, class of 
1937, died at the home of her parents in Lumber Bridge 
on January 29, 1952, following a lingering illness. She had 
lived in Baltimore until she became ill about two years 
ago. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Leahey, of 
Baltimore, Md., her parents and one brother, T. C. Chason, 
all of Lumber Bridge. 

Mr. "Chips" Chabalka died on Monday, November 24, 
1952. "Chips" was a student at Elon College during the 
years 1948-50. 

Dr. Gilmer Gustave Holland, Sr., 59, died on February 
13, at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, following a heart 
attack suffered at his office earlier in the day. Dr. Holland 
was a graduate of Elon College in the Class of 1914. He was 
a member of the Tri-County Medical Association, the 
Holland Christian Chuch, the Holland Ruritan Club, and a 
Shriner of the Khedive Temple of Norfolk. 

Mrs. Regina Williamson Warrington, 71, a life-long resi- 
dent of Driver, Virginia, died April 6, at 5:15 a.m. at 
Leigh Memorial Hospital, Norfolk, after a long illness. 
She was a prominent member of Berea Christian Church; 
a charter member of Driver Book Club, and she received 
her education at Elon College. Mrs. Warrington was the 
widow uf William B. Warrington, and daughter of the 
late Reps and Samira Jones Williamson, of Driver. 



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Elon Alumni News 



WITH THE CLASSES 



(Class of '28) 

Mr. & Mrs. Herman Edge have two sons, Charles and 
Jim, and one daughter, Rosemary. Mr. Edge is employed 
as Sen-ice Parts Manager of Aeroproducts Div. of G.M. 
in Tipp City, Ohio. Mrs. Edge is a housewife and takes 
part in many social activities. 

(1934) 

Mr. Stedman H. Hines is practicing law in the firm of 
Hughes & Hines at the Banner Bldg. in Greensboro, N. C. 
He has practiced for about 7 years there. He has a son, 
Edgar Thurman Hines, II, age 5. 

William J. Story, was reappointed to a four-year term 
as Superintendent of South Norfolk Schools by the city's 
school board. Story, formerly on the faculties of Maury 
and Granby high schools and football coach at Davidson 
College, will complete his first term as superintendent this 
June. He is a native of Courtland, and attended Elon Col- 
lege, William and Mary and Atlantic University. He was 
head coach and assistant principal of Bassett High School 
from 1933 to 1935 and football coach at Cradock High 
School from 1935 to 1938. 

(1935) 

Rev. Robert M. Man, Rector of the Church of the Ascen- 
sion, Clearwater, Fla., has been invited to preach a series 
of Lenten Sermons at Holy Trinity Church, Winnepeg, 
Canada. He was to fly from Tampa, Fla., to Winnepeg on 
February 21. On the return trip he preached at St. James 
Cathedral on the first Sunday in March. 

(1937) 

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Loy are living at 122 Bryan 
Place, Jacksonville, N. C. They have a daughter, 3 years 
old, and a son, 10 months old. 

(1938) 

On April 1, 1953, Dr. Lofton H. Harris started in Pri- 
vate Practice at the Boehne Hospital doing Thoracic Sur- 
gery. In July 1952, he completed training in General and 
Thoracic Surgery, which qualifies him in both. For the 
past 9 months, he was chief of Thoracic Surgery at Vet- 
erans Adm. Hospital, Richmond, Va. 

Lt. Comdr. Hatcher Story, USNR, was transferred to 
Norfolk this January, after spending nearly two years 
aboard the USS Juneau in the Pacific. Hatcher is now 
stationed at the Service Schools, Naval Receiving Sta- 
tions, Norfolk, Virginia. Before being called back to ac- 
tive duty, two years ago, he was principal of the high 
school in Asheboro. 

(1941) 

Lcdr. A. G. (Azzie) Thompson, Jr., who has been in 
Japan, will soon be at his home on 8 Lee Drive, Wilming- 
ton, N. C. 

Mr. W. C. Latham is principal of Bethel School in 
Bethel, N. C. His wife, Daisy Lee Latham is a social 
studies teacher there. They have three sons, Bill, Bryan, 
and Harry, and one daughter, Charlotte. Both Mr. & Mrs. 
Latham have M.A. degrees from East Carolina. 

Dr. G. Wallace Kernodle, local pediatrician, has been 
commissioned a captain in the U. S. Air Force and is 
expected to leave sometime shortly after mid-April to 
begin at least a two-year assignment. Dr. Kemodle grad- 
uated from high school and entered Elon College, where 
he graduated. He then entered Duke Medical School, grad- 
uating in 1944 and interned at Duke Hospital in 1945. 
Since that time he has been practicing in Burlington, N. C. 

(1942) 

Clarke W. Toole, Jr. was appointed second assistant to 
Harry H. Martin, who began a four-year term as Duval 
County Solicitor. Toole was born at Bath, Ga., and re- 



ceived preparatory education in Georgia and South Caro- 
lina public schools. He attended Elon College and re- 
ceived his law degree from Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity. 

(1946) 

Mr. Roney Cates has resigned his position with the Bur- 
lington Recreation Dept., and has accepted a similar posi- 
tion in Jacksonville, N. C. He began his new duties on 
May 1. 

(1948) 

Mr. & Mrs. (Amy Campbell) Benjamin F. Olson are 
now living at 152 Coeyman Avenue, Nutley, N. J. They 
have a daughter, Jeanette Farr Olson, 6 months old. Mr. 
Olson is an Export Sales Engineer for Babcock and Wil- 
cox in New York City. He spends several weeks each 
year in Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Eng- 
land, and Scandinavia. 

(1949) 

"Bobby" Harris is Office Manager of Fields Leaf To- 
bacco Co., in Rocky Mount, N. C, where he has been em- 
ployed since July 1951. He has a son that is one year old. 

W. D. Little has been discharged from the service and 
has returned to his former position with the Scottish bank 
at Red Springs, N. C. 

Mr. Fred Jackson is now living at his home in Gates, 
N. C, after recently being discharged from the service. 



New Addresses 



J. L. Wilson 

240 Montgomery St. 

Savannah, Ga. 

Mr. R. L. Rollins 
5611 Tillery Mill Rd. 
Doraville, Ga. 

Mr. B. B. Landreth 
Route 2, 
Kingsport, Tenn. 



W. D. Little 

Route 2 

St. Pauls, N. C. 

Mr. Horace O. Brannon 
Haw River High School 
Haw River, N. C. 

Rev. Fred Allred 
Route 1 
Summerfield, N. C. 



Miss Winnie Dale DuRant Rev. Clyde Fields 
240 W. Michigan Ave. Hunterdale 

Deland, Florida. Franklin, Va. 



Mrs. Robert A. Knowles 
1226 Hollywood Ave. 
Oakland 2, Calif. 

Irene C. Oliver 
161 S. Saratoga St. 
Suffolk, Va. 

Mrs. Hugh L. Todd 
970 Pennsylvania St. 
Denver 3, Colo. 

J. E. Corbett 
436 Union Street 
Bluefield, W. Va. 

Mrs. Jeanne Pittman Griffin 
1318 W. 8th Street 
Topeka, Kansas 

J. S. Jones 
Fountain Inn, S. C. 

Mrs. Lavona Black Hunt 
P. O. Box 3 
Rural Hall, N. C. 



Mr. Sal Festa 

c/o Bessemer High School 

Greensboro, N. C. 

James C. Loy 
Box 785 
Pittsboro, N. C. 

Dr. Lofton H. Harris 
Boehne Hospital 
Evansville 12, Indiana 

Mr. Stedman H. Hines 
514 Banner Bldg. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Miss Mildred Best, R. N., 
105 Pleasant St. 
Concord, N. H. 

Fred C. Jackson 
Gates, N. C. 

Miss Estelle Freeland 
413 Hillsboro St. 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Report On Alumni Dues For The Fiscal Year 1952-53 



1892 
Mr. C. D. West $ 5.00 

1893 

Mrs. W. P. Lawrence $ 5.00 

Mr. L. R. Jones $10.00 

1894 

Dr. W. H. Boone $ 5.00 

Mrs. E. H. Morris $ 5.00 

1895 
Mr. S. M. Smith $ 5.00 

1896 

Mrs. J. A. Williams $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. M. Saunders $ 5.00 

Mr. John P. Lee $ 5.00 

1897 
Mr. W. J. Ballentine $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. D. Harward $ 1.00 

Mr. Robert H. Porter $ 5.00 

Dr. I. W. Johnson $10.00 

1900 
Mr. W. H. May $ 5.00 

1902 

Mrs. Annie Staley Calhoun $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. V. Leathers $10.00 

Mrs. T. W. Chandler $ 5.00 

1903 
Rev. W. T. Walters $ 5.00 

1904 

Mr. J. B. Stratford $ 5.00 

Mr. J. P. Johnson $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. Dolph Long $ 5.00 

Mr. D. R. Fonville $10.00 

Mr. G. C. Davidson $ 5.00 

1905 

Mrs. D. M. Davidson $ 5.00 

Mr. F. T. Banks $ 5.00 

Mr. H. M. Holland $10.00 

1906 

Dr. C. W. McPherson $ 5.00 

Mr. Charles A. Hines $ 5.00. 

Mrs. Goldie H. Britt $ 5.00 

Mr. R. J. Kernodle $ 2.50 

1907 

Mrs. L. E. Smith, Sr $10.00 

Mr. C. B. Pritchett $ 5.00 

V. C. Pritchett $ 5.00 

Mrs. Oliver E. Young $ 5.00 

Dr. A. Lucius Lincoln $ 5.00 

Miss Bertha Iseley $ 5.00 

Mrs. R. J. Kernodle $ 2.50 

1908 

Mr. Charles C. Howell $25.00 

James A. Vaughan $ 5.00 

1909 

Mr. Simeon M. Atkinson $10.00 

Mrs. B. D. Crocker $10.00 

Mr. Alton T. West $ 5.00 

1910 

Dr. L. E. Smith, Sr $10.00 

Mrs. E. B. Huffines $ 5.00 

Mr. W. W. Elder $10.00 

Mrs. A. C. Hall $ 5.00 

Dr. A. L. Lincoln $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. R. Dees $ 5.00 

Mr. V. R. Holt $ 5.00 

Prof. J. W. Barney, Sr $10.00 

1911 

Mrs. Robert F. ^/arren $ 5.00 

Mr. R. A. Campbell $ 5.00 

Miss Lila Claire Newman $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McPherson $10.00 

Dr. A. C. Hall $ 5.00 

Miss Edith Walker $ 5.00 

1912 

Mr. E. L. Daughtry $ 5.00 

Mrs. M. C. Lassiter $ 5.00 

Mrs. R. A. Campbell $ 5.00 

Miss Annie Satterfield $ 5.00 

Mrs. Jewel M. Banks $ 5.00 

Mrs. M. B. Walker $ 5.00 

1913 

Mr. C. L. Sauls $10.00 

Mr. W. S. Wicker $10.00 

Mrs. Annie B. Johnson $ 5.00 



Miss Helen Lawrence $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fonvielle $20.00 

1914 

Winnie Dale DuRant $ 5.00 

Dr. G. G. Holland $10.00 

1915 

Mrs. Samuel R. Gay $ 5.00 

Prof, and Mrs. R. K. Hancock $20.00 

Mr. M. C. Barbee $ 5.00 

Mr. I. Paul Ingle $10.00 

Mr. S. B. McCauley $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. Baker $10.00 

1916 

Miss Myrtle Moser $10.00 

Mr. T. P. Harward $ 5.00 

Mr. S. T. Holland $10.00 

Mr. Russell T. Bradford $ 5.00 

1917 

Mrs. Russell T. Bradford $ 5.00 

Dr. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. J. L. Crumpton $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Vaughan, Jr $10.00 

Mr. John P. Swain $ 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. H. Shelton Smith $10.00 

Rev. J. F. Apple $ 5.00 

Walter J. Wilkins $10.00 

1918 

Mrs. Lucile J. Cullers $10.00 

Mr. J. Earl Massey $ 5.00 

Gertrude Browne $10.00 

Mrs. R. 0. McDonald $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. S. Castor $ 5.00 

Mrs. Olivia S. Page $ 5.00 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane $ 5.00 

Mr. E. A. Tuck $10.00 

Mrs. Ruth W. Rogers $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. Lewis Rawls $ 5.00 

Mr. W. L. Monroe $50.00 

Mrs. J. L. Crumpton $ 5.00 

Mr. J. Clyde Auman $ 5.00 

1919 

Dr. Thomas E. Powell, Jr $ 5.00 

Rev. J. D. Hardy $ 5.00 

Mrs. Maggie S. Taylor $ 5.00 

1920 

T. R. Wall $ 5.00 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young $ 5.00 

Dr. E. E. Sechreist $ 5.00 

Dr. P. E. Lindley $ 5.00 

Mrs. Zondal M. Sechrest $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. P. Cross $ 5.00 

Mr. D. H. Dofflemyer $ 5.00 

Mr. G. F. Womble $ 5.00 

1921 

Mr. William E. Harward $ 5.00 

Lucy M. Aldridge $ 5.00 

Mrs. O. F. Gilliam $ 5.00 

Mr. L. B. Ezell $ 5.00 

Dr. C. C. Cox $ 5.00 

Mr. C. R. Hutchison $10.00 

Mr. Harold W. Johnson $ 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Newman i $10.00 

1922 

Mrs. Arthur A. Ledbetter $10.00 

Miss Cleta Rich $ 1.00 

Mr. W. L. Rudd $ 5.00 

Dr. J. D. Messick $10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Rudd $10.00 

Mr. Robert L. Bunch $ 5.00 

1923 

Mrs. L. E. Fesmire $10.00 

Mr. Bill Stoner $10.00 

Miss Pattie Lee Coghill $ 5.00 

Mrs. A. W. Kelley $ 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret M. Wilkins $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Underwood $10.00 

Mr. Thomas H. Andrews $10.00 

Miss Lizzie G. Chandler $ 5.00 

Mr. L. J. Perry $10.00 

Dr. and Mrs. M. J. W. White $ 5.00 

Rev. Worth B. Wicker $10.00 

1924 

Mr. Joseph T. Banks $ 5.00 

Mrs. C. C. Fonville $ 5.00 



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REPORT ON ALUMNI DUES FOR 1952-53 (Continued) 



Mr. L. E. Fesmire $10.00 

Rev. Archie H. Hook $ 5.00 

Mr. Joseph T. Banks $ 5.00 

Mr. M. L. Patrick $ 7.50 

Mr. H. C. Hainer $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Whitsell $10.00 

1925 

Mr. S. H. Abell $10.00 

Rev. H. L. Isley $ 1-00 

Mrs. L. A. Ligon $ 5.00 

Mr. L. W. Watson $10.00 

Mr. W. C. Elder $10.00 

Mr. W. B. Terrell $10.00 

Mary Lee Foster $ 5.00 

Miss Margaret L. Rowland $ 5.00 

Miss Thelma Cates $ 5.00 

1926 

Mrs. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. J. V. Simpson $ 5.00 

Mr. L. M. Kearns, Jr $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Gordon $10.00 

Mr. W. C. Elder $10.00 

Mr. J. E. Corbitt $ 5.00 

Mr. George D. Colclough $ 5.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr $ 5.00 

Dr. Dan B. Wicker $10.00 

Miss Foy Matlock $ 5.00 

Mrs. S. L. Lane $10.00 

Mrs. R. A. Wilkinson $ 5.00 

Mr. M. G. Wicker $10.00 

Mr. J. E. Corbitt $ 5.00 

James L. Lynch $ 5.00 

1927 

Dr. Darden W. Jones $10.00 

Mr. A. B. Johnson $10.00 

Mr. Charles E. Newman $10.00 

Mr. Howard R. Richardson $ 5.00 

Mr. W. H. Edge $ 5.00 

Mr. Vaughan Bowlin $ 5.00 

1928 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Brittle $ 5.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley $15.00 

Mr. J. Robert Walker $10.00 

Fleda E. Summers $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Beaty $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rudy Fonville $ 5.00 

Mrs. June Conrad $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. W. Vanbuskick $10.00 

Mr. Paul C. Walker $ 5.00 

Rev. Guy H. Ueazey $ 5.00 

Rev. T. Fred Wright $ 5.00 

Miss Julia L. Clem $ 5.00 

Mr. C. P. Thompson $ 5.00 

1929 

Mrs. Joe B. Currin $10.00 

Mr. W. Phalti Lawrence $ 5.00 

Mr. Howard H. Hughes $ 5.00 

Mr. Dace W. Jones $ 5.00 

Mr. G. Everett Ring $ 5.00 

Mr. J. M. Coble $ 5.00 

Rev. David W. Shepherd $ 5.00 

Mr. C. J. Thomas $ 5.00 

Mrs. C. P. Thompson $ 5.00 

1930 

Dr. Brock Jones, Jr $ 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Ray $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. Phalti Lawrence $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Thompson $ 5.00 

Mr. W. H. Duncan $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Duncan $10.00 

1931 

Mrs. Eugenia G. Wilson $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rachel J. Harden $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. B. Newman $10.00 

Miss Lois M. Bost $ 5.00 

Mr. Kenneth B. Hook $ 5.00 

Mrs. George D. Colclough $ 5.00 

Mr. W. W. Cox $ 5.00 

Mr. Fred N. Tysor $ 5.00 

Dr. Charles H. Rawls $ 5.00 

Mr. J. M. Lowry $ 5.00 

1932 

Mr. Roy E. Rollins $10.00 

Mr. Roy A. Richardson $ 5.00 



Mr. Paul D. LeKites $ 5.00 

L. Conway Channing $ 8.00 

Mr. G. C. Mann $ 5.00 

Mr. H. N. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Redd Turner $10.00 

Rev. J. S. Jones $ 5.00 

Mrs. E. A. Warfield $15.00 

Dr. W. Glenn Lewis $10.00 

1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Abernathy $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hinton Rountree $20.00 

Mr. W. G. Boland $ 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Carl R. Key $10.00 

Mrs. Thomas L. Winfield $ 5.00 

Mr. C. A. Leach $ 5.00 

Mr. George Harris $ 5.00 

Mrs. Martin M. Lally $ 5.00 

1934 

Mr. W. E. Meachum $ 5.00 

Mr. Edward I. "Doc" LeKites $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Hughes $10.00 

Mr. Walter C. Latham $ 5.00 

Mr. F. Ervin Hyde $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Waters $10.00 

Mr. Rufus Blanchard $10.00 

Mr. Stedman Hines $10.00 

1935 

Rev. Robert M. Man $10.00 

Dr. John R. Kernodle $10.00 

Rev. William J. Andes $ 5.00 

1936 

Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle $10.00 

Mrs. Margaret O. Walker $ 3.00 

Charles J. Durham, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. W. W. Kimball $10.00 

Mr. William L. Cooper $10.00 

1937 

Mrs. Donnell Tate $ 5.00 

Dr. Luke W. Query, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Oka Hester $ 5.00 

Mrs. LaVerne P. Skipper $ 5.00 

Mrs. William W. Loy $ 5.00 

Mr. C. A. Mclver $ 5.00 

Mrs. Leland Brown $ 5.00 

Charles T. Evans, Jr $ 5.00 

1938 

Mr. Carl T. Pritchett $ 5.00 

Miss Margaret R. Smith $ 5.00 

Mr. John Z. McBrayer $ 5.00 

Mr. W. B. Hester $ 5.00 

Mr. Hal Bradley $10.00 

Rev. Leslie L. Parrish $ 1.00 

Mr. Arthur Greenwald $ 5.00 

Dr. Charles E. Kernodle $10.00 

Mr. Lloyd F. Early $ 5.00 

Rev. James U. Murchison $ 5.00 

Dr. J. Talbert King $ 5.00 

Mr. Woodrow Wilson $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Lloyd $10.00 

Mr. W. H. Maness $ 5.00 

Rev. C. Legrand Moody, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Hugh McLean $10.00 

Dr. Lofton H. Harris $ 5.00 

1939 

Miss Emma Rascoe $ 5.00 

Mr. Albert C. Mastrobattesto $10.00 

LCDR W. O. Fonville $10.00 

Mr. Richard S. Cromlish $10.00 

Mr. C. G. Stephens, Jr $ 5.00 

Miss Margaret Z. Miller $ 5.00 

1940 

Edna M. Fitch $ 5.00 

Mr. J. B. Congleton, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. W. Hall Brooks $ 5.00 

Mr. James W. Heritage $ 5.00 

Mr. A. W. Fuller $ 5.00 

Mr. Tal Bean $ 5.00 

1941 

Mrs. Irene Hook Covington $10.00 

Mr. Charles W. Parker, Jr $ 5.00 

Dr. G. W. Kernodle $ 5.00 

Mr. Allen A. Iseley $ 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon $ 5.00 



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REPORT ON ALUMNI DUES FOR 1952-53 (Continued) 



Major and Mrs. J. L. Edwards $10.00 

Miss Mary Pritchette $ 5.00 

Miss Nannie V. Walker $ 5.00 

Cephas G. Hook $ 5.00 

Mr. John H. Pearce $10.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Cobb Tollison $ 5.00 

Dr. Jack Garian $ 5.00 

1942 

Mr. James G. Pritchett $ 5.00 

Mr. Charles M. Walters, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Royall H. Spence, Jr $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cubell $ 5.00 

Mr. J. C. Dillingham $ 5.00 

Miss Nellie Mae Holt $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Scott $10.00 

Mr. Fred K. Gilliam $ 5.00 

Mr. John Georgeo $ 5.00 

Rev. Irvin Summers $ 5.00 

Dr. M. W. Phillips $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stevenson $ 5.00 

Barbara E. Earp $ 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Dellinger $10.00 

Miss Margaret J. Carroll $ 5.00 

Mr. Cormax J. Malloy $10.00 

Mr. J. W. Barney, Jr $10.00 

1943 

Mr. Harry A. Stolte $ 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus $ 5.00 

Dr. George Bullard $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rena B. Appel $ 5.00 

Mrs. Royall H. Spence, Jr $10.00 

Mrs. Ed. Hicklin $ 2.50 

Dr. W. D. Rippy $ 5.00 

Mr. James F. Darden $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. Willetts, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. John L. Frye $10.00 

1944 

Mr. Ed. Hicklin $ 2.50 

Mrs. Julia Ann Williams $10.00 

Mrs. James F. Darden $ 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Evans $ 5.00 

1945 

Mrs. George Bullard $ 5.00 

Mr. C. Clyde Johnston $ 5.00 

Dr. C. F. Beddix $10.00 

Mrs. Edward G. Helverston $ 5.00 

1946 

Rev. John H. Sunburn $ 5.00 

Mr. Brevitt Hook $ 5 00 

Miss Ida Marie Parker $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Danieley $10.00 

Mr. Thomas M. Horner $ 5.00 

Mrs. Harold Reid $ 5.00 

1947 

Mrs. Robert Knowles $ 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. George Bullock $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Albright $10.00 

Miss Dorothy Salmons $10.00 

Mr. Donald B. Zigler $ 5.00 

Mr. James F. Rogers $ 5.00 

1948 

Mrs. Amy Campbell Olson $ 5.00 

Mr. W. I. Peek ."". $ 5.00 

Mr. William H. Godfrey $10.00 

T/Sgt. Joe Golombek $ 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Peny, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Paul C. Plybon $ 5.00 

Johnny J. Miller $ 5.00 

Mr. Robert L. Ellis $ 5.00 

Mrs. Grace W. Vickery $10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell $10.00 

Lt. H. Burton Daniels, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Fred C. Jackson $ 5.00 

1949 

Mr. W. D. Little $ 5.00 

Mr. James C. Washburn, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. John B. Martin, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Fred Yarbrough $ 5.00 

Mr. John Williams $10.00 

Mr. Robert E. Harris, Jr $ 5.00 

Rev. Clyde Fields $ 5.00 

Mr. William P. Wilkins $10.00 

Mr. Wallace L. Chandler $ 5.00 



1950 

Mr. John P. Snyder, Jr $ 5.00 

Miss Barbara J. Bailey $ 5.00 

Mr. Fred Claytor $ 5.00 

Mr. Arthur Mizell $10.00 

Mr. Leroy H. Neese $ 5.00 

Mr. John Hugh Taylor, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Ira G. Cutrell $ 5.00 

Mr. Win. H. Perkinson $10.00 

Mrs. Beth R. Thomas $ 5.00 

J. W. Blanchard $ 5.00 

Mr. Joe Kent $10.00 

Mr. Nash Hardy, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Richard Painter $ 5.00 

Mr. M. J. Howell $ 5.00 

1951 

Mr. Jack Nail $ 5.00 

Phyllis Tucker $ 5.00 

Mr. Dallas Berry $10.00 

Mr. Robert C. Oldham $10.00 

Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr $10.00 

Mr. Fred G. Sahlmann $ 5.00 

Mr. Bill Nail $ 5.00 

Rev. B. A. Leebrick $ 5.00 

Mr. Walter Y. Boyd $ 5.00 

Mr. R. H. Petrey $ 5.00 

Bill Johnston $ 5.00 

1952 

Mr. Bill Rakes $ 5.00 

Mr. Grafton Varner $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Cooper $10.00 

Mr. J. Ben Stephenson $10.00 

Mrs. Fred Yarbrough $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rosamond Bromley Petrey $ 5.00 

Mr. Sam Webster, Jr $ 5.00 

HONORARY ALUMNI 

Mr. Roger W. Babson $ 5.00 

Dr. Charles E. Jordan $10.00 

Dr. Colgate W. Darden $ 5.00 

Dr. M. E. Yount $ 5.00 

Hon. William M. Tuck $15.00 

Dr. John L. Lobingier $ 5.00 

Mr. Walter C. Rawls $10.00 

Rev. Victor B. Chicoine $ 5.00 

Mr. Ralph Bradford $10.00 

Rev. Richard H. Clapp $10.00 

UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Pvt. Lester R. Foster, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. Clyde Phillip Page $ 5.00 

Mr. Pete Williams $10.00 

Mr. Edward J. Bullock $ 5.00 

Mr. W. R. Roberson $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson $ 5.00 

Capt. Sidney C. Hines $ 5.00 

Mrs. E. H. Miller $10.00 

Dr. Fred K. Garvey $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. A. Weston $ 5.00 

Mr. Roger L. Rawls $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. D. Hornaday, Jr $ 7.50 

Mrs. M. T. Daniel $ 5.00 

Mrs. F. Fletcher Corbett $10.00 

Mrs. W. G. Matthews $ 5.00 

Mr. W. K. McLean $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Porter $10.00 

Mrs. Wallace L. Chandler $ 5.00 

Mr. J. R. Kirk $25.00 

Mrs. Elma W. Buchanan $ 5.00 

Mr. H. E. Smith $ 5.00 

Given to Secretary at Norfolk-Navy Game $ 5.00 

Mrs. Ella A. Holt $ 5.00 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Hopewell $ 5.00 

Rev. Georsye W. Lawrence, D.D $10.00 

Dr. S. E. Waynick $ 5.00 

Mrs. H. V. Palmer $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Lou Teague $ 5.00 

Mr. J. A. Riggsbee $ 5.00 

Mr. C. L. Kimball $ 5.00 

Mr. H. E. Whitesell $ 5.00 

Mr. A. Glenn Holt $10.00 

Mrs. Gwendolyn P. Fogleman $ 5.00 

Mrs. Helen A. Whitley $ 5.00 

Miss Ruth I. Seabury $15.00 



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From The President's Desk 

Since the General Alumni Association opened an Alumni Office at the 
College and authorized the employment of a general secretary, two secretaries 
have served in this position. Mr. James F. Darden of Suffolk, Virginia, was 
the first secretary. Jimmy did a very good job. He created an interest in the 
College on the part of the alumni, but the time came when he felt that he must 
move on to a more lucrative position. Following Jimmy was Carl Woods 
of Durham, North Carolina. Carl was willing to take the responsibility of 
the position and make a try at it. He did a very good job. He put forth his 
best efforts to increase the interest that Jimmy had aroused. The time came when 
he felt that he must return to private business. 

A few months ago the Executive Committee of the General Alumni As- 
sociation authorized the employment of Mrs. Scott Boyd, a North Carolinian, 
an alumna of Elon College, and at the time she was invited to return to Alma 
Mater in official capacity, she was with her husband at Indiana University 
where he was completing residence requirements for his Ph. D. Degree and she 
was employed as secretary in the executive office of the University. Mrs. Boyd 
has been in the office and busy as could be since September 1 . This is a new 
undertaking for her and the opportunities and responsibilities are not too well 
known to her. She has, however, taken hold of the reins of business with effi- 
ciency and enthusiasm. She believes in the office. She believes in the alumni of 
Elon College. She believes in the College and is anxious to do everything that 
she can, but this is a word to say to one and all. She cannot do it by herself. 
She will need the cooperation and help of every alumnus of Elon College. If 
we give her our cooperation in every particular, there will be no question about 
the results. We, the alumni of Elon College shall be delighted, happy, and 
anxious to know what the results are month after month. If we do not do our 
duty, if we do not give our cooperation in every particular, we doubtless shall 
be findng fault, making excuses, and ready at any time to explain why the 
indifference and the lack of cooperation. It is too often the case that we speak 
out of our own experience in matters of this kind. Let no one be critical, let no 
one lag behind, let no one fail to do his part, but all together let's give our best 
that our new secretary may succeed, that our Alumni Association shall be every- 
thing that we would like for it to be. 

L. E. Smith, President 



ON THE COVER: 

President Leon E. Smith, '10. and Miss Jan Williams, '57, are 
looking at PhiPsiCli pictures of her father. Pete Williams, '31. 
Pete was an outstanding player on the 193) football team toliicli 
was honored during homecoming festivities. 



Elon A. umni News 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

November, 1953 Vol. XII, No. 1 

Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of the 
Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 
College, N. C. Entered as second class 
matter November 22, 1937, at the post 
office at Elon College, N. C, under the 
Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, '25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va... Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College ....Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, '32. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36. Burlington 
Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins, '22. Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. .. Greensboro 

('Presidents of Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

Samuel M. Rankin, '41 Cnarlotte 

Miss Lizzie G. Chandler, '23 .... Durham 

Oka Hester, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28. . . .Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

James C. Washburn, Jr., '49. .. .Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

Charles H. Rawls, '40 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. . Winstcn-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon Ccllege 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 

Roland Longest, '41 Elon College 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutchfield, '41 Greensboru 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52 ... .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



Dear Alumnus : 

It was indeed an honor to be chosen as executive secretary of the Elon 
College General Alumni Association. I pledge my best efforts toward promo- 
ting the purposes of the Association as set forth in the Constitution; that is 
to promote a closer fellowship among alumni and students; to advance the 
interests of the college generally; to encourage scientific, literary and religious 
pursuits; and to maintain an enthusiastic spirit in college sports and activities. 
With your continued support and encouragement, I am sure that we shall 
enjoy an interesting and profitable year. 

A meeting of the executive committee of the Alumni Association was 
held in the office of the secretary on November 19. Even though records 
indicate that present active membership in the Association exceeds the average 
for recent years on this date, the main topic of discussion was a plan to 
encourage even greater membership and support. A complete roster of active 
members begins on page 12. 

The Mid-Year meeting of the General Alumni Association was set for 
Saturday, January 16, 1954 at 2:30 p. m. You are urged to attend this 
meeting. The president of each alumni chapter, or an officer designated by 
him, will report on activities of his group in behalf of Elon College. An in- 
teresting program of entertainment, as well as brief reports by members of 
regular college groups, will be presented. You will receive further details as 
plans materialize. Following the meeting, you are invited to dinner in the 
college dining hall. The traditional basketball battle between the Fighting 
Christians and the Bears of Catawba in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium at 
8 p. m. will round out the day's activities. Make plans now to attend the 
Mid-Year meeting. 

If you have not yet become an active member of the Alumni Association 
for the fiscal year which began on June 1, 1953 and ends on May 31, 1954 
please do so immediately. Also, your advice and suggestions, as well as notes 
of interest concerning alumni, are needed and shall be gratefully received. 

Yours for a bigger and better Elon! 

Very sincerely yours, 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 
Executive Secretary 



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An interesting highlight of homecoming week end was a 
complimentary luncheon for graduates and other alumni who 
have chosen careers in the field of education. Sixty guests at- 
tended the friendly, informal meeting which was held in the 
College cafeteria on Saturday, October 31. A turkey dinner 
with all the trimmings was served. 

Mrs. Scott Boyd, alumni secretary, presided and extended a 
welcome to the guests. Dr. L. E. Smith offered the invocation. 
Mrs. Boyd presented W. B. Terrell, president of the Alumni 
Association, Dr. L. E. Smith, and Roger Gibbs, field secretary, 
all of whom spoke briefly to the group. Mr. Terrell encouraged 
the Elon-trained educators to help carry the Elon story to 
prospective students. Dr. Smith stated that those attending 
the luncheon did so because of their loyalty and love for Elon 
College, and emphasized that their continued support and in- 
terest would assist in the effort to build a bigger and better 
Elon. Roger Gibbs asked for names of prospective students so 
that they may be supplied with full information concerning the 
offerings of Elon College. 

Among those present were Principal Sam L. Whiteley, Ala- 
mance High; Rufus and Peggy Abernathy of Alexander Wilson; 
Lois McAdams Bost, Mrs. Kate S. McAdams, and Mrs. John 
G. Truitt, Altamahaw-Ossipee; Foy Matlock, Ardmore School 
of Winston-Salem; Mary Lee Foster, Broad Street Junior High, 
Burlington; Margaret Rowland, Cone School of Greensboro; 
Principal and Mrs. G. C. Mann, Cypress Chapel Public School, 
Cypress Chapel, Virginia; Professor J. W. Barney, Professor 
Scott Boyd, Dean J. E. Danieley, Roger Gibbs, Mrs. Oma U 
Johnson, Miss Lila Clare Newman, and President L. E. Smith 
Elon College; Mrs. George D. Colclough, Nelvin E. Cooper 
Jeanne Hook Harrell, Jane Upchurch Roshelli, and Helen Bar 
ney Smith of Elon College Public Schools; Coach Don Haith 
cox of McLeansville High; Jack James, Reidsville High; George 
Ramseur, Reynolds High of Winston-Salem; Winifred Barney 
of the Southern Music Studios; Voigt F. Moran, Tri-City High; 
Superintendent W. B. Terrell, Warren County Schools; Fred 
Albright, Edith Brannock, June Byrd, Rena Maude Iseley, Mrs. 
Mary Brannock Rouse, and Claude Walker of Walter Williams 
High, Burlington; and Thelma Morris of William Fleming High, 
Roanoke, Virginia. 



1953-54 


BASKETBALL GAMES 


Dec. 


3 — Belmont Abbey, home 


Dec. 


5 — McCrary, away 


Dec. 


10 — Presbyterian, away 


Dec. 


1 2 — McCrary, home 


Dec. 


14 — Belmont Abbey, away 


Jan. 


7 — Presbyterian, home 


Jan. 


9 — East Carolina, away 


Jan. 


13— A. C. C, home 


Jan. 


16 — Catawba, home 


Jan. 


18 — High Point, home 


Jan. 


23 — Lenoir Rhyne, home 


Jan. 


27 — Appalachian, away 


Jan. 


30 — Catawba, away 


Feb. 


1 — Guilford, home 


Feb. 


3 — Appalachian, home 


Feb. 


6— W. C. T. C, away 


Feb. 


9 — Guilford, away 


Feb. 


1 1 — High Point, away 


Feb. 


1 3 — East Carolina, home 


Feb. 


15— A. C. C, away 


Feb. 


17 — Lenoir Rhyne, away 


Feb. 


20— W. C. T. C, home 



Elon Alumni News 

Representatives of Oldest and 
Youngest Graduating Classes 




DR. NED F. BRANNOCK— MRS. NORMA ROBERTS 



Class Representatives Attend 
Homecoming Ball 

A new feature of the annual homecoming ball was the pres- 
entation of representatives from various classes. Special invita- 
tions were extended to representatives of each Elon College 
graduating class, beginning with 1891 and ending with 1953. 
Dr. Ned F. Brannock represented the oldest class in attendance, 
1899, while Mrs. Norma Fagan Roberts of Jamesville represented 
the youngest class, 1953. 

Mrs. Scott Boyd, alumni secretary, presented the following 
representatives at the second intermission: Dr. Brannock, 1899; 
Mr. D. R. Fonville, Burlington, 1904; Mrs. Leon E. Smith, 
Elon College, 1907; Professor John W. Barney, Elon College, 
1910; Miss Lila Clare Newman, Elon College, 1911; Mrs. W. A. 
Fonvielle, Wilmington, 1913; Mrs. A. L. Hook, Elon College, 
1914; Mrs. Samuel R. Gay, Lynchburg, Va., 1915; Miss Ruth 
Johnson, Raleigh, 1916; Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, Raleigh, 1918; 
Mrs. Essie Truitt Simpson, Stokesdale, 1921; Miss Nannie D. 
Reitzel, Elon College, 1922; Mr. Cliff Elder, Burlington, 1925; 
Mrs. John G. Truitt, Elon College, 1926; Mrs. W. E. Wisse- 
man, Greensboro, 1928; Dr. Glenn Lewis, Gibsonville, 1932: 
Mr. Willis Boland, Burlington, 1933; Mrs. J. R. Kernodle, Bur 
lington, 1936; Mr. Eugene Gordon, Burlington, 1941; Miss 
Hazel Walker, Burlington, 1944; Mr. A. D. Cobb, Burlington, 
1947; Mrs. George Patterson, Richmond, Va., 1950; Mrs. Larry 
Gaithcr, Burlington, 1952; and Mrs. Norma Fagan Roberts, 
Jamesville, 1953. 

Homecoming plans for 1954 will be announced early so that 
as many classes as possible may be represented at the ball. 



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MISS VIRGINIA JERNEGAN, center, is being crown- 
ed Homecoming Queen by student body president 
Woody Stoffel. Eddie Bridges, escort for the maid-of- 



honor, is on the left, and Yvonne Buff, maid-of-honor 
and John Womack, escort for the Queen, are pictured 
on the right. 



Homecoming Is Termed Big Success 



The 1953 homecoming observance, which drew a large num- 
ber of former students back to the campus, was termed a big 
success by both students and alumni who participated in the 
events scheduled on the final weekend in October. 

The homecoming ball, which was staged in Alumni Memo- 
rial Gymnasium on Friday evening, October 30th, drew one 
of the largest crowds to attend the annual event in years, and 
there were many expressions of admiration for the cleverly 
designed decorations that furnished a colorful background for 
the festivities. Music, furnished by the Duke Ambassadors, 
featured the vocalising of a former Elon student, Miss Jean 
Tew of Durham. Two highlights contributed much to the suc- 
cess of the ball, the first being the coronation of Homecoming 
Queen Virginia Jernegan and the presentation of her court. 
The other was the presentation of alumni representatives from 
various classes between 1899 and 1953. 

Initiating the Saturday program was a dormitory decoration 
contest which was won by the girls of West, with the boys of 



North taking second place. Sixty guests representing alumni 
who are engaged in educational work were feted at a compli- 
mentary luncheon. They were greeted by Dr. Smith and heard 
brief talks by W. B. Terrell, alumni president; Mrs. Scott Boyd, 
alumni secretary; and Roger Gibbs, field secretary. The after- 
noon program included the traditional parade of floats and 
gaily decorated convertibles that carried the homecoming queen 
and sponsors from various campus organizations. The Sigma 
Mu Sigma trophy for the best float was won by the day student 
group. 

Climaxing the entire week end was the Elon-Western Caro- 
lina football game which was properly won by the Fighting 
Christians, 13 to 7. Half-time activities included a performance 
by the visiting Catamount band, the presentation of the home- 
coming queen and her court, recognition of visiting members of 
the 1931 football team, and the Elon College band in a tribute 
to President Smith on his twenty-second anniversary as chief 
executive of Elon College. 

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1953 Homecoming Scenes 




HOMECOMING SCENES pictured above include (1) 
Maid-of-Honor Yvonne Buff with escort Eddie Bridges; 
(2) Homecoming Queen Virginia Jernegan with Stu- 
dent Body President Woody Stoffel; (3) Club House's 



Welcome to Alumni; (4) North Dorm's prize winning 
display; (5) First place winner. West Dormitory; (6) 
East Dorm's Den for Catamounts; (7) East's Victory 
Food; and (8) West's triumph over the Catamounts. 



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Elon- Alumni- News 



Special Homecoming Committee 




FUTURE ALUMNI PLAN HOMECOMING WEEK- 
END — The special student committee pictured above in 
the General Alumni Association office mapped out and 
executed plans for homecoming week end. Seated, left 
to right, are Woody Stoffel, Stratford, N. J., student 
body president; Mrs. Scott Boyd, alumni secretary; Gar> 



Sears, Portsmouth, Va. and Phil Mann, Cypress Chapel, 
Va., co-chairman. Standing, left to right, are Nanette 
Matchan, Charleston, S. C; Judy Ingram, Greensboro: 
Curtis Young, Durham; Diane Maddox, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; and Alice Cole of Burlington. 



Choir Observes Parents' Day Choir to Offer "Messiah" Dec. 7 



The Elon College Choir observed "Parents' Day" on Sunday, 
November 15, with more than sixty parents of choir members 
visiting the campus to participate in an all-day program. Friends 
of the choir in the college town also participated as "substitute 
parents" for choir members whose homes were so far away as 
to prevent their families being present. 

The day-long event got under way with a choir rehearsal 
at 9 o'clock, followed by a coffee hour for the visitors in the 
music listening room of Alamance Hall at 10 o'clock. 

The guests then attended the regular Sunday morning wor- 
ship services in Whitley Auditorium at 1 1 o'clock. The choir 
sang two anthems and Harriett Talley of South Boston, Va., 
sang a solo: 

More than 150 persons, including choir members and guests, 
enjoyed a picnic dinner on the South Campus at 12:30 o'clock, 
after which the Choir presented an informal student concert in 
Whitley Auditorium at 2 o'clock, i 

Student soloists in the concert program included Nanette 
Matchan, Charleston, S. C; Gwen Coyner, Burlington; Judith 
Chardwick, Boxford, Mass.; Judith Ingram, Greensboro; Donald 
McDaniel, Fay; Harriett Talley, South Boston, Va.; Mary Sue 
Colclough, Elon College; Jerry Lowder, Burlington; Jerry Smyre, 
Greensboro; Shirley Cox, Elon College; Helen Craven, Ramseur; 
Lacy Fogleman, Greensboro; and Ronnie Black, Burlington. 

The entire program was carried out under the direction of 
Professor John Westmoreland and a student committee headed 
by Mary Sue Colclough of Elon College and Phillip Mann of 
Cypress Chapel, Va. , 



The Elon Choir will present its twenty-first annual perfor- 
mance of Handel's brilliant oratorio, "The Messiah," in Whitley 
Auditorium on Sunday evening, December 6th. 

Three outstanding concert singers will (join a member of the 
Elon music faculty as guest soloists in the annual program. The 
presentation has attracted over-flow crowds to Whitley Audi- 
torium for the past several years. 

Miss Lillian Chookasian, of Chicago, 111., will join with Miss 
Elizabeth Nelms, of Elon College, in two of the solo roles. Miss 
Chookasian will sing the contralto solos, while Miss Nelms will 
sing the soprano solos. This will mark Miss Chookasian's second 
appearance with the Elon Choir in "The Messiah," while Miss 
Nelms will be making her first appearance this year. 

Also appearing as soloists with the chorus will be Harold 
Haugh, tenor from the University of Michigan, who will be 
singing at Elon for the fourth consecutive season; and Walter 
Vassar, bass artist from Greensboro, who is already a familiar 
figure to music lovers of this section of the state. 

Professor Fletcher Moore, on leave from the Elon College 
music faculty for advanced study at Columbia, will return to 
accompany the soloists and chorus at the organ. All Alumni are 
cordially invited to attend this outstanding production. 

Professor John Westmoreland states that the Choir will hold 
its annual "Messiah" banquet on Saturday night, December 5th, 
when Dr. Howard Murphy, head of the Music Theory Depart- 
ment at Columbia University, will be chief speaker. More than 
100 Choir alumni are expected to return for this banquet and 
to sing in the annual program. 



1953 



Elon Alumni News 

FIGHTING CHRISTIANS 1953 




THE ELON COLLEGE FOOTBALL squad is shewn 
above during an early practice session. Those picture J 
left to right in each row are as follows : FRONT ROW— 
Jerome Akromas Joe Smith, Charlie Michaux, Whitney 
Bradham, Nick Theos, Kerry Richards, Homer Hobgood, 
Bill Snyder and Bud Lineberry. SECOND ROW— 
Frank Waff, Richard Cooke, Jack Simpson, Glenn Beal, 
Chuck Maynard, Glenn Varney, George Starkey and 
Alfred Male. THIRD ROW— Don Swinson (student 



manager), James Girvan, Edd'e Bridges, Mai Bennett, 
J. C. Disher, Patsy Cafasso, Furman Moseley, Harold 
Smith, and Pat Chandler (student manager). FOURTH 
ROW— John Piatt (co-captain), Paul Watts, Revell 
Morrison, Joe Widdifield, Jimmy Boyd, Marvin Moss 
and Dwight Dillon (co-captain). BACK ROW— Coach 
Sid Varney, Joe Parker, Archie Wilborn, Gene Williams, 
Luther Barnes, Wayne Martin, Bob Kopko and Jim 
Hawkins. 



Fighting Christians Win Homecoming Game 



By Mif(e Rauseo, '54 



Jerry Akromas, Elon's alternating quarterback, sneaked over 
from the one-yard line, providing the Christians with their 
second touchdown and utimately winning score, as the Elon 
eleven won its first victory of the season over the hapless and 
winless Catamounts of Western Carolina, 13 to 7. 

The game, which was played before an enthusiastic home- 
coming crowd in Burlington Memorial Stadium, was billed as a 
battle of non-winners as both the Christians and Catamounts 
had encountered tough breaks and little of good luck throughout 
the 1953 football season. The first score came in the opening 
minutes of the second quarter when Bill Snyder passed 30 yards 
to Mai Bennett. Jack Simpson converted and Elon led 7-0. 

A few minutes later the Christians scored their second and 
final touchdown of the night. They combined four first downs 
to place the ball on the one as Akromas, on a keep play, plunged 
over for the score. The kick failed and Elon led 1 3-0. 

The Catamounts took possession of the ball when Ralph 
Singleton recovered a fumble on the Elon 22. Tommy Lewis, on 
two running plays, picked up 19 yards and Jim Garrison plunged 
into the end zone for the score. R. B. Rogers' kick was good 
which resulted in a 1 3-7 victory for Elon. 



Wofford Vs. Elon 

The Elon Christians opened their eight-game season in Spar- 
tanburg, S. C, on September 26, against the always-powerful 
Wofford Terriers. The Terriers proved too experienced and 

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strong for the youthful Christians and handed the first Sid 
Varney-coached eleven a sound thrashing, 33 to 0. 

The game, played in a steady downpour of rain, showed 
ten fumbles by the young and jittery Christian "kids." Three 
of the fumbles resulted directly in Wofford scores. Despite the 
score, the Elon defensive unit played stellar ball as more than 
100 of the 229 yards compiled by the Terriers came as a 
result of long runs. 

Leading the Christian offense was John Piatt who carried 
seven times for 61 yards and had a total of 68 yards runback 
on kicks. Final score: Wofford 33 -Elon 0. 

Appalachian Vs. Elon 

The running of Shirley Gabriel and Don Hiatt, veteran 
Appalachian backfield stars, proved too much for Elon's Fight- 
ing Christians, and the two enemy aces, from the hills of Boone, 
led the Mountaineers to victory ever a fighting but inexperienced 
Elon squad, 21-19, in a hair-raising battle in Burlington Me- 
morial Stadium on Sturday, October 3. 

The scoring started early as Appalachian's Mac Smith in- 
tercepted a pass on the Elon 44 yard line. Four plays later, 
Gabriel broke through the Elon defense for a thirty-yard run 
and scored. The kick by Hiatt was good and the Mountaineers 
led by 7-0. 

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Elon Aumni News 

1931 



FIGHTING CHRISTIANS 



1931 




SEVEN MEMBERS of the 1931 football team were honor guests 
at the homecoming grid game 'on Saturday night, October 31. 
Those present were Rufus Abernathy, Graham; Captain K. B. 
Dofflemyer, Elkton, Va.; Kenneth Hughes, Elon College; Rev. 
Carl Key, Durham; Dr. Glenn Lewis, Gibsonville; S. M. Maul- 
din, Winston-Salem; and Roy E. Rollins, Augusta, Ga. 

The entire squad is pictured above. Front row, left to right, 
Carl Key, Harris Sasnet, Fred Miller, Curtis Griffin, John Reiber, 
Bill Cox, Hugh McLean (deceased), Rufus Abernathy, Elijah 
Jones. Second row, Norman Clark, ass't mgr., Captain K. B. 



Dofflemyer, Paul Brawley, Pete Williams, Hugh Peoples (de- 
ceased), Glenn Lewis, Dick CaddeH, Norman Waters, Coach 
Peahead Walker, Roy Rollins. Third row, Hinton Rountree, 
manager, Aubrey Winecoff, Kenneth Hughes, Ikey Johnson, 
Charlie Roberts, Archie Walker, Robert Morphis, John Coward 
(deceased), ind Steve Mauldin. 

Abernathy, Mauldin and Williams have daughters in the 
present student body, while Dofflemyer has both a son and 
daughter at Elon. 



WITH THE CLASSES 



J. L. Crumpton, '17, was recently elected chairman of the 
Review Board of the Durham United Fund. The Board regulates 
fund raising campaigns in Durham. Mrs. Crumpton is the former 
Pretto Browne, '18. 

Dewey Dofflemyer, '20, who resides in Elkton, Va., was in- 
jured in a fall recently and is recuperating at the McGuire 
Hospital in Richmond. 

Paul G. Hook, '28, resigned as Superintendent of Schools at 
Clifton Forge, Va., to accept a similar position at Fredricksburg, 
Va. 

K. B. Dofflemyer, '32, captain of the 1931 football team, 
is teaching in the Elkton, Va., High School. His wife is the 
former Grace Thompson of Burlington. Their son, Larry, is a 
junior at Elon while their daughter, Wanda, is a freshman. 

W. Harold Ford, '33, is Director of Instruction for the 
Fairfax County Schools in Fairfax, Va. He has held this position 
for the past three years. 

The former Fannie Rush Knox, '35, is Mrs. Ernest N. Jen- 
kins, Box 557, Guilford College. Mr. Jenkins is principal of the 
Guilford College High School. 

Mrs. H. T. Hensley, the former Minnie Dofflemyer, '35, is 
residing in Elkton, Va., where her husband is associated with the 
Merck Chemical Company. 

Coach Joe Vetrano of the Forty-Niners professional football 
team was a visitor on the campus recently. He reports that John 
Troppoli, '37, is captain of the police force in Neptune, New 



Jersey and also head of the VFW. John expects to welcome a 
Little Christian to his family soon. 

Mr. Vetrano also reports that Jimmy Hauselt, a freshman 
during 1936, is owner and operator of the Apple Tree Inn in 
Neptune. Jimmy is married and is the proud father of two 
children. 

James F. Rogers, '40, was a recent visitor in the Alumni 
Office. He is employed by the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance 
Company and lives at 1818 Hilton Road, Burlington. 

Ruth Fairchild Martin, '43, of Brookfield Center, Conn., 
has been awarded the Master of Science degree in Library 
Science by Syracuse University. 

Marjory Simpson Dayton, '48, was a recent visitor. Her hus- 
band, M-S Robert A. Dayton who is stationed at Fort Bragg, 
expects to be discharged soon and plans to enter Elon College. 
Their children are Roberta Ann and Romany Archer. At present 
they are residing at 427 Courtland Drive, Sanford. 

Jack Russell, '48, has been named head coach of basketball 
at Williams High School according to an announcement by the 
Superintendent of Burlington City Schools. Jack, assistant bas- 
ketball coach for the past four years, succeeds Warren Burns, 
'47, who resigned recently to enter private business. 

Jack M. Burch, '49, is a member of Uncle Sam's Army 
stationed at Ft. Holabird, Maryland. He reports that an old 
Elon standby, Paul Rosser of Sanford, is also at Ft. Holabird. 

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Eltjn Alumni News. 




PROFESSOR SCOTT BOYD 
(Left) 

Chairman of Department of Health 
and Physical Education 



t3&'-4§ 



COACH SID VARNEY 
(Right) 

Head Coach of Football 





Two New Members Added to the Dept. of Health and Physical Ed. 



Two new members were added to the staff of the Depart- 
ment of Health and Physical Education in late summer. They 
are Professor Scott Boyd, chairman of the department, and head 
football coach Harry E. "Sid" Varney. 

Professor Boyd assumed his duties at the opening of the 
1953-54 college year. He received his preparatory schooling at 
Henderson High School and was graduated from Elon College 
with the Class of 1935. Mr. Boyd held teaching and coaching 
positions at Stedman, Rockwell, Sharon of Charlotte, and Ben- 
son high schools. After three years of active duty with the 
United States Infantry during World War II, he studied at the 
University of North Carolina where he earned the Master's de- 
gree in physical education. He then accepted the position of 
director of athletics and dean of men at Louisburg College and 
remained there four years, resigning in order to pursue further 
advanced study at Indiana University. He has completed course 
requirements and is a candidate for the Doctor's degree in 
physical education from that institution. 

In connection with his duties as director of the physical 
education program, Professor Boyd will also coach golf, track, 
and tennis and will direct the intramural sports program. 



Directing the football destiny of the Fighting Christians for 
the first time is Coach Sid Varney, a former University of North 
Carolina football star, who accepted the head coach's post at 
Elon in mid-June. 

The new Christian mentor, a native of Powell, Pa., came to 
Elon after serving three years as assistant football coach at 
Presbyterian College, Clinton, S. C, where he also coached the 
Blue Stocking baseball squad. 

Coach Varney played high school sports at Towanda High 
School in Pennsylvania and entered the University of North 
Carolina in the fall of 1945. He played guard for the Tar Heels 
under Coach Carl Snavely for four seasons and caught for 
the Carolina baseball team his final two years. His last three 
years of football at Carolina came during the highly successful 
"Justice era," and he was a member of Carolina's two Sugar 
Bowl outfits, having played in both the 1947 and 1949 New 
Year's Day classics in New Orleans. 

Coach Varney remained at Carolina one year after finishing 
his grid play, serving as assistant freshman coach while com- 
pleting requirements for the Master's degree in physical educa- 
tion. He also played two seasons of professional baseball at 
Greenville and Raleigh. 



Hook Home Destroyed by Blaze Large Group Is Graduated 



The home of Professor and Mrs. A. L. Hook, which for 
many years has beckoned hospitality to students, alumni, and 
friends from just beyond the East Gate of the campus, was des- 
troyed by a spectacular blaze of unknown origin on Saturday 
morning, September 26. The fire was discovered shortly after 
2 a. m. by Mrs. T. B. Dawson, Mrs. Hook's mother, who makes 
her home with her daughter. The blaze which started on the 
rear porch spread rapidly and the family escaped in their night 
clothes. 

After Professor Hook succeeded in contacting the fire dc 
partment, the alarm rang for more than fifteen minutes and a 
large crowd of townspeople and students gathered on the scene. 
A desperate effort was made to save the house furnishings, but 
little other than a television set which was presented to Pro- 
fessor Hook by Elon alumni last spring was salvaged. 

The Hooks deeply appreciate generous gifts which have 
been presented by loyal friends, alumni, faculty, and students 
of Elon College. 

Plans are going forward for a new home on tl e old site. 



Twenty-eight seniors received degrees from Elon College at 
the annual summer commencement held on Friday evening, 
August 21st. This group, added to the May list of graduates, 
swelled the roll of Elon's Class of 1953 past the one hundred 
mark. 

The summer graduates include Darwin Bailey, Snow Camp; 
Marvin Bryan, Burlington; Richard Carli, Vineland, N. J.; Clif- 
ford Cherry. Draper; Joseph Deaton, Greensboro; Charles Gar- 
rett, Roxboro; Fred Grant, Manchester, Conn.; Ralph Harris, 
Burlington; William Hawkins, Spray; Bryce Hurd, Mayodan; 
Jack James, Fayetteville; Annie Kate Kernodle, Burlington; and 
Glendon Lackey, Greensboro. 

Also Clara Loy, Burlington; Margaret McBryJc, Rcidsville; 
Donald Merrimon, Fieldale, Va.; Agnes Miller, Reidsville; Parks 
Morgan, Suffolk, Va.; Ned Morrison, Graham; William Renn, 
Hampton, Va.; Norma Roberts, Jamesville; Lewis Shaw, Win- 
ston-Salem; Albert Stephens, Lcaksville; Paul Shepherd, Coolcc- 
mee; Garnett Shropshire, Draper: Jesse Tayior, Burlington; 
Richard Thompson, Graham; and Virgil Triiitt, Jr., Pveidsville. 



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Elon Aunini News 






PROF. CHARLES W. COX 



MISS ELIZABETH NELMS 



PROF. WILLIAM T. REECE 



New Members Join Elon's Faculty 



Among the new faculty members at Elon this year are Pro- 
fessor Charles W. Cox, English; Miss Elizabeth Nelms, music; 
and Professor William T. Reece, business. In that order they 
will specialize in dramatics, voice, and accounting and tax pro- 
cedure. 

Professor Cox, a native of Wilmington, is a graduate of 
Roanoke College, Salem, Va., who later received the Master's 
degree from Cornell University and has completed course re- 
quirements for the Ph. D. in the field of theatre at Northwestern 
University. He has had long experience in dramatic production 
at each of those institutions and while teaching at Richmond 
Professional Institute and Mary Washington College. 



Miss Nelms, who came to the department of music at Elon 
as an instructor in voice, is from Jacksonville, Illinois. She did 
her undergraduate work at MacMurray College and then pur- 
sued graduate study at the Julliard School of Music and received 
the Master of music degree from Indiana University. She was a 
member of the Baldwin-Wallace College faculty last year. 

Professor William T. Reece, in the field of accounting and 
tax procedure, is from Elkin. He was educated at Mars Hill Col- 
lege, the University of Alabama, and the University of North 
Carolina, having received his degree from the latter institution. 
He came to Elon from a position with the United States Bureau 
of Revenue. 



Mebbins IBtlUi 



Virginia Marian Jackson and Edwin Adolphus Gunn, '33, 
both of Reidsville, were married on September 26 in the River- 
mont Presbyterian Church. Marvin Lynwood Gunn, '35, of 
Asheville, was his brother's best man. The bride is director of 
Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church and the groom 
owns and operates the Ed A. Gunn Office Equipment Company. 
Ed earned the Master's degree at Wake Forest College. 

Margarette Webster, '47, and Augustus Muckenfuss were 
united in marriage on September 19 in the First Evangelical 
and Reformed Church. The groom is a graduate of State College 
and is an engineer for the A. S. Muckenfuss Company of Bur- 
lington. 

The marriage of Sara Louise Yarbrough, '48, and Lyman 
Woodrow Lamm of Burlington, was solemnized recently in the 
sanctuary of the First Congregational Christian Church in Bur- 
lington. The Reverend John Seay Graves, '50, heard the ex- 
change of vows. The couple resides at 507 West Davis Street, 
Burlington. 

Edith Margierene Ashley was united in marriage with Elmer 
Keith Hensley, '49, in the First Evangelical Reformed Church 
in Burlington on September 6. The groom served 1 1 Vi months 
in Korea and is now employed by the Associated Transport, Inc. 

Verna Lea Ayscue, '49, of Burlington and Frederick G. 
Grant, '53, of Manchester, Conn., were married on September 1. 
She is employed by the Caswell County school system. 



Raven Lenelle Fuller, '49, became the bride of Edward 
Thomas Hollowell of Atlanta, Georgia on August 29 at the Lib- 
erty Congregational Christian Church in Epsom. The groom 
earned degrees at State College and Alabama Polytechnic Insti- 
tute. Their address is 311 9th St., N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. 

Barbara Ann Haynes, '49, and Ernest Clifton Francis, Jr., 
were married in a formal ceremony on October 24 in the Main 
Street Methodist Church of Suffolk, Va. Among the attendants 
were two former Elon students, Mrs. Charles Hutaff, III (Flo 
Gilbert, '51) and Mrs. Harvey Rawls (Mary Lou Silva, '50). 
The bride is a member of the Tau Zeta Phi sorority. The groom 
was graduated from William and Mary College. They are making 
their home at 70 A-Elizabeth Road, Hampton, Va., where the 
groom is employed by the U. S. Government at Fort Monroe. 

Viola Ann Foust of Elon College became the bride of Owen 
Ray McKensie, '51, of Gibsonville in the Salem Chapel par- 
sonage on September 5. The groom is a student in the graduate 
school of dentistry at the University of North Carolina. They 
are at home in Chapel Hill. 

In a beautiful double-ring ceremony on November 7, Annie 
Lou Huffines, '52, and Robert Hayes Ross, Jr., were united in 
marriage. Annie Lou is employed by the Duke Power Company 
and her husband is engaged in farming with his father. Their 
address is Route 2, Elon College. 



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Elon Alumni News 



LITTLE CHRISTIANS 



Dr. and Mrs. George M. Bullard (Margaret Rawls) an 
nounce the birth of a son, George M., Jr., on April 12, 1953. 

Major and Mrs. John L. Edwards (Mattie Pickett) of West- 
over Air Base, Chicopee Falls, Mass. announce the arrival of a 
daughter at Holyoke Hospital on October 5, 1953. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Griffin (Jeanne Pittman) an- 
nounce the arrival of Charles Gray on Sunday, October 4, 1953. 
The Griffins are residing at 1318 West 8th Street, Topeka, 
Kansas. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Holland (Patti Moore) announce the 
arrival of Patricia Kim on August 20, 1953. Mr. Holland is 
teaching English and French in the Fair Bluff High School, Fair 
Bluff, N. C, where they are now living. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brevitt Hook (Jane Warren) announce the 
birth of a baby girl on June 12, 1953. The Hooks are residing at 
Prospect Hill, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Junius H. Peedin announce the birth of Robert 
Hugh on October 28, 1953. Their address is 1604 Guess Road, 
Durham, N. C. 

Dr. and Mrs. William T. Scott of Elon College are the 
proud grandparents of a son, William T. Scott, III, born on 
July 29 to the Reverend and Mrs. William T. Scott, Jr. The 
Reverend Scott, Jr. is pastor of the First Congregational Chris- 
tian Church in Cornwall, Connecticut. 

Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield Tuttle (Majone Jammouneau) of 
4 Mohawk Drive, Cranford, New Jersey announce the birth of 
their second daughter, Andrea Joyce, on June 18. Diane, the 
oldest daughter, is twelve. 



Appalachian Vs. Elon 

(Continued from Page 6) 

Elon retaliated soon thereafter as quarterback Spec Male 
sneaked over from the three yard line, climaxing a 65 yard 
march. Applachian received the second half kick-off and dreve 
47 yards for her second touchdown. The Christians got back 
into the ball game when Homer Hobgood intercepted a pass 
on the Appalachian 34 where he was immediately downed. The 
Christians marched to the three from where John Piatt, Elon'; 
offensive star, bulled over for the score. Again the kick failed, 
and Elon trailed 14-12. 

The two teams matched touchdowns minutes later. Jack 
Kiser of the Mountaineers went 31 yards for a touchdown, and 
a past from John Piatt to Whitney Bradham accounted for 
Elon's third and last touchdown. 

Final score: Appalachian 21 — Elon 19. 

East Carolina Vs. Elon 

Two high-geared offensive teams battled it out as the fa 
vored East Carolina Pirates defeated a stubborn Elon Christian 
eleven 45 to 25 in a North State Conference game in Oreen- 
ville on Saturday night, October 10. 

Elon scored the first time it got the ball. Piatt went 47 yards 
down the side lines to the East Carolina 22 from where he 
passed to Revell Morrison on the one. On the next play, Mor- 
rison scored. The kick was wide and Elon led 60. Then the 
Pirates went into a quick lead as Claude King, Boyd Webb, and 
Dick Cherry scored from the two, three and eight yard lines 
Then Cherry passed to Bobby Hodges making the score 27-6. 
Elon suddenly came to life at this point scoring two successive 
touchdowns. Morrison tallied both times, the first time from 
the one yard line and the second from the 13. This made the 

10 — 



score 27-19. However, East Carolina again scored when Cherry 
passed to Bobby Hodges, making the score 33-19. The Christians 
scored their final touchdown as Bill Sndyer passed to Mai Ben- 
nett for 69 yards and a touchdown that ran the count to 33-25. 
From here on in it was the superior reserve strength of 
the power-laden Pirates that made the difference. Cherry again 
passed to Hodges and Jim Stanley scored from the 8 yard line 
for the final counters of the night. Final score: East Carolina 
45— Elon 25. 

Catawba Vs. Elon 

In their best offensive showing of the year, the Fighting 
Christians battled the Catawba Indians in a thrilling 21-21 tic 
at Salisbury on October 24. 

Three times the Christians went ahead only to have each 
touchdown matched by the Indians, with the last touchdown 
ccming with just minutes remaining in the game. The first 
touchdown of the night came on a sensational run by sophomore 
Revell Morrison as he broke through the line and scooted 71 
yards for the score. The Indians retaliated quickly as a poor 
kick went out of bounds on the Elon 18. From that point the 
Indians drove to the one, and Paul Barnes bucked over. 

Elon went ahead in the third period as freshman quarterback 
Bill Snyder threw a 37 yard touchdown pass to Gene Williams 
in the end lone. However, Catawba came back in the final 
quarter to score two touchdowns. The first one climaxed by 
Dick Smith was set up as a result of a blocked Elon punt on 
the Christians' 20 yard line. Elon, still determined, scored foi 
the third time as John Piatt swept his own left end and went 
weaving in and out for 17 yards and the touchdown. Jack Simp. 
son converted for a third straight time and Elon led 21-14. 
Catawba tied the score for the final t mc as Harold Carter 
scored on a ten yard run, setting the stage for Harvey Stratton's 
boot for the tie point. Final score: Catawba 21 — Elon 21. 



Newberry Vs. Elon 



The Fighting Christians ran head-on into the strongest 
team Newberry College has fielded in many years and dropped 
a 3 3 to 6 decision to the red-jerseyed Indians in a hatt'c played 
at Burlington on November 7. 

Little Danny Bradham, Newberry quarterback, passed tor 
two touchdowns in the first period, one to Maksim and the 
other to Morris, but Elon bounded hack for a touchdown of 
her own in the second period with Revell Morrison and John 
Piatt spearheading an 80-yard drive that ended with Jerry Ak. 
romas plunging from the one for the touchdown that left the 
half-time count 14-6. 

Newberry later added three TD's in the final half with 
Bessinger scoring after a blocked punt, Ray romping for 60 
yards around end, and Morgan plunging one yard for the final 
counter. 

Lenoir Rhyne Vs. Elon 

The fleet-footed Christian backs put on their best show 
of the year to roll up 353 yards net rushing, and the Elon 
line played what was perhaps its best game, but an alert crew 
of Lenoir Rhyne Bears grabbed every scoring opportunity to 
defeat Elon 27 to 13 in Hickory on November 14th. 

John Piatt raced 27 yards on a pitch-out, and Whitney 
Bradham scotted 49 yards on an off-tackle slant to score the 
two Elon touchdowns, with Jack Simpson kicking the point 
after the first one. Other Christian backs with long non-scorinp 
runs were Revell Morrison for 50, Kerry Richards for 48, and 
Bill Snyder for 38 yards. 

Henry Smith got two of Lenoir Rhyne's counters, the first 
after a blocked Elon punt at the twenty and the other on a 
35-yard pass from Bill Snyder. Cornwell returned a punt for 
46 yards, and Eanes plunged one yard for the other two Lenoir 
Rhyne touchdowns. 



Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 

(Continued from Page 7) 

The Mayor of Emporia, Va. recently proclaimed a special 
observance billed as "Ed Drew Day." Tribute was paid to Ed 
Drew, '50, in recognition of his outstanding work as Greensville 
County High School athletic director and football coach. Coach 
Drew's Eagles won the championship of District III. More than 
a truckload of gifts was carted onto the field at halftime during 
the Greensville County — Smithfield High School football game 
in appreciation of Ed's civic and teaching efforts. 

Thanks to Mrs. Rachael Crovvell Gobble, '44, a resident of 
Emporia for furnishing this interesting item. 

C. Carl Woods, Jr,. '51, former alumni secretary, has joined 
his father's construction firm in Durham. His address is 2428 
Acadia Street, Durham. 

Leon "Lefty" Taylor, '52, was a recent visitor on campus. 
He was an outstanding member of the Elon College baseball 
squad and a member of Alpha Pi Delta fraternity. His address 
is G-2 Section, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg. 

Paul W. Shepherd, '53, is employed by the Carolina Bio- 
logical Supply Company in Elon College. 



Lou Roshelli 
School. 



'53, teaches and coaches at Graham High 



Frank W. Steed, Jr., '53, teaches at the Mt. Airy High 
School. His address is 140 Orchard Street, Mt. Airy. 

Mike Moffo, '53, has been a frequent visitor on the Elon 
campus. His address is Pvt. Michael H. Moffo, US 51274348, 
Stu. Co. 2 TSESS,, Camp Gordon, Ga. 

Harry Lee Thomas, '53, is taking college courses through the 
University of Maryland overseas program while in Germany with 
the Air Force. His address is A-lC Harry Lee Thomas, AF 
14410897, Hq. Sq. 66th Tac. RCN WG, APO 130, % Post- 
master, New York. 

Pat Griffin, '53, expects to be assigned to foreign service 
upon his return to Camp Gordon, Ga. 



Mebbins Pells 

(Continued from Page 9) 



Barbara Ann Thomas, '52, and Bobby May Driggers were 
united in marriage on October 25 at the First Evangelical Re- 
formed Church in Burlington. The bride is a member of Beta 
Chi Epsilon sorority and is employed in the offices of the Bur- 
lington Mills. He is assistant manager of Merritt's Shoe Store in 
Burlington. 

Mary Evelyn Trott of Lenoir and Alexander Murphy Meb- 
ane, '52, of Burlington were married October 10 in the First 
Baptist Church of Lenior. Mrs. Mebane is a graduate of Wo- 
man's College and is employed by the Alamance County Welfare 
Department. Alex is employed by Western Electric in Burling- 
ton where they are residing in the Brookwood Garden Apart- 
ments. 

Rae Trollinger Elder, '53, and Alfred Lemuel Bell, Jr., were 
married September 6 in the Front Street Methodist Church of 
Burlington. The groom is attending the Southern College of 
Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mr. and Mrs. James David Guy, Jr., of Burlington announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Geraldine, '53, to Cpl. Clif- 
ford Ernest Beck, U. S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie 
Ernest Beck of Siler City. Wedding plans are incomplete. 

Mildred Maxey, '53, and Kenneth Jacob, '54, were married 
May 25 at Dillon, S. C. Mildred completed a commercial course 
at Elon and Ken is a senior. They are making their home in 
the Veterans Apartments. 

Theresa Sigmon became the bride of James Boyd Brannock, 
'53, in a double-ring ceremony at St. Mark's Lutheran Church 
in Claremont on September 27. The bride is employed by the 
Alamance County public health department while he is a mem- 
ber of the city water department in Burlington. 



NECROLOGY 



Mrs. Josephine Inez Evans Allgood, '44, died May 23, 1953 
while enroute to the Duke hospital where she was being trans- 
ferred from the Granville hospital in Oxford. Mrs. Allgood 
suffered heart failure after giving birth to a daughter, Josephine 
Martha. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Ira Thomas All- 
good, Jr., a son, William Sidney and the baby daughter, 
Josephine Martha. 

The funeral was conducted at Mt. Carmel Christian Church 
with the Rev. J. Frank Apple of Henderson, a former pastor 
of the deceasd, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetary. 



Mr. Eber Folger Cude of Cedar Grove passed away on 
December 24, 1952 after an extended illness. He is survived 
by his widow, the former Miss Dovie Wilmoth of Surry County, 
a son, E. F. Cude, Jr., and a daughter, Rosanne. Mr. Cude who 
died at the age of 48 served as teacher and principal in Guilford, 
Orange and Alamance Counties for 24 years. 



Mr. George A. Iseley, a native of Alamance County, died 
in the Rex hospital in Raleigh on October 14, 1953. The Rev. 
James McDowell Dick of the Church of the Good Shepherd 
conducted funeral services, and interment was in Oakwood 
cemetery. 

After attending Elon College and the Page School of Phar- 
macy, Mr. Iseley elected to adopt Raleigh as his home. He was 
associated with Mr. W. J. Boone in the Boone-Iseley Drug Co. 
He served as mayor of the Capitol City from 1931 to 1939. 
Beyond business and public service activities, he was active in 
civic and fraternal societies. Mr. Iseley is survived by his widow, 
three sisters, and a brother. 



Mr. Gordon Ashby Kirkland, "26, passed away on June 23. 
1953 after an extended illness. Affectionately knr>">" ->s "Chub- 
by-" Mr. Kirkland served for many years as head coach and 
director of athletics at Catawba College. He is survived by his 
widow and two children, Martha and Gordon, Jr. 



Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce Sipe, '99, died at Carlbrook, the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Luther E. Carlton, Paces, Va., on January 23, 
1953. The Rev. J. E. McCauley was in charge of funeral rites 
at Pleasant Grove Church. Burial followed in the church ceme- 
tery. 



Rebecca Anne Chrismon, '54, became the bride of Thomas 
Watson Rakestraw, U. S. Army, Fort Bragg, in the Congrega- 
tional Christian Church of Reidsville on October 11. The groom, 
a graduate of State College, taught at Wentworth School be- 
fore entering the army. 

Jean Nunnamaker, '54, and Jack Edward James, '53, were 
married in St. Paul Methodist Church in Durham on August 15. 
Jean is a day student at Elon while Jack teaches in the Reidsville 
High School. They are living in the Rascoe Apartments, Frank- 
lin Street, Reidsville. 

Elizabeth Jean Rush and Walter McCraw, '54, were married 
September 6 in the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church of Bur- 
lington. They are making their home in the Veterans Apartments 
while Walter continues his work at Elon College. 

The wedding of Annie Kathryn Coleman and George Madi- 
son Phillips, Jr., of Burlington was solemnized September 4 at 7 
p. m. in the Hopedale Christian Church. George, '57, is a fresh- 
man and is preparing for the ministry. 

Rachel Matthews, '54, and Nelvin Eugene Cooper, '53, were 
united in marriage on July 18 in the Berea Christian Church of 
Driver, Va. Rachel is secretary in the Department of Physical 
Education and Nelvin is teaching and coaching in the Elon 
College High School. They are residing in the Veterans Apts. 



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Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF ALUMNI DUES FOR 1953 AND 1954 



1891 
Reverend N. G. Newman $10.00 

1892 
Mr. C. D. West $10.00 

1893 
Mr. L. R. Jones $10.00 

1896 

Mr. John P. Lee $ 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Boone Saunders $ 5.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Williams $ 5.00 

1898 
Mr. Robert H. Porter $5.00 

1899 
Mrs. Jennie Holland Trotman $10.00 

1901 

Mrs. Annie Kernodle Burke $ 5.00 

Mr. B. G. Porter $ 5.00 

1902 
Mrs. Mary Watson Chandler $ 10.00 

1905 

Mr. D. M. Davidson $ 5.00 

Mr. H. M. Holland $10.00 

1906 
Mr. Charles A. Hines $ 5.0" 

1907 

Mr. J. R. Kirk $25.00 

Mr. V. C. Pritchett $ 10.00 

Mrs. Ella Brunk Smith $10.00 

1909 
Mr. S. M. Atkinson $10.00 

1910 

Mrs. Carrie Boyd Dees $ 5.00 

Captain W. W. Elder $10.00 

President L. E. Smith $10.00 

1911 

Mr.. Bessie McPherson Harris $ 5.00 

Miss Lila Clare Newman $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Foster Warren $10.00 

1913 

Mrs. Pearle Fogleman Fonvielle $10.00 

Professor A. L. Hook $ 5.00 

Mrs. Annie B. Johnson $ 5.00 

1914 
Mrs. Jessie Dawson Hook $ 5.00 

1915 

Mrs. Beatrice Mason Gay $ 5.00 

Mr. I. Paul Ingle $ 5.00 

Mrs. Oma Utley Johnson $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mac Spiers Matthews $ 1.00 

Mrs. B. G. Porter $ 5.00 

1916 

Mr. A. Glenn Holt $ 5.00 

Mr. S. T. Holland $10.00 

1917 

Reverend J. Frank Apple $ 5.00 

Mr. J. L. Crumpton $ 5.00 

Mr. Garland Huffman $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mamie Johnston Huffman $ 5.00 

Professor H. Lee Thomas $10.00 

Dr. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Mr. L. W. Vaughn, Jr $10.00 

Mr. L. W Vaughan, Jr $ 1 0.00 

1918 

Mrs. Lela Hay worth Coltrane $ 5.00 

Mrs. Pretto Browne Crumpton $ 5.00 

Mrs. Lucille Johnston Cullers $10.00 

Mr. W. A. Fonvielle $15.00 

Mr. William L. Monroe $50.00 

Mr. Grady M. Reed $10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Wicker Rogers $ 5.00 

1919 
Dr. Thomas E. Powell $ 5.00 

1920 
Mr. D. H. Dofflemyer $ 5.00 

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Miss Josephine Farmer $ 5.00 

Mr. T. R. Wall $ 5.00 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young $ 5.00 

1921 

Professor L. B. E;ell $ 5.00 

Mrs. Janice Fulghum Gilliam $ 5.00 

Mr. William E. Harward $ 5.00 

Mr. Harold W. Johnson $ 5.00 

1922 

Dr. J. D. Messick $10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr $10.00 

Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins $ 5.00 

Mr. William Lee Rudd $ 6.00 

1923 

Mr. Thomas H. Andrews $ 10.00 

Miss Pattie Lee Coghill $ 5.00 

Mr. L. J. Perry $10.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White $ 5.00 

Col. Worth Wicker $10.00 

Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins $10.00 

1924 

Mr. J. R. Barker $ 5.00 

Mr. Walter C. Brown $ 5.00 

Mr. G. C. Mann $ 5.00 

1925 

Mr. D. York Brannock $10.00 

Mr. E. M. Carter $ 5.00 

Mr. W. C. Elder $10.00 

Reverend H. I. Isley $ 1 .00 

Mrs. Sally Oliver Ligon $ 5.00 

Mrs. Zondal Myers Sechrest $ 5.00 

Mr. W. B. Terrell $25.00 

Mr. R. W. Utley $10.00 

Mr. L. V. Watson $ 1 0.00 

1926 

Mr. George D. Colclough $ 5.00 

Mr. Clyde W. Gordon ' $ 10.00 

Mr. James L. Lynch $ 5.00 

Miss Foy Matlock $ 5.00 

Mrs. John G. Truitt $ 5.00 

Dr. Dan B. Wicker $10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Crawford Wilkinson $10.00 

1927 

Mr. A. B. Johnson $ 10.00 

Dr. Darden W. Jones $10.00 

Mr. E. P. McLcod $ 5.00 

Mrs. Bemice Hartman McLeod $ 5.00 

Mr. Charles E. Newman $10.00 

1928 

Miss Julia L. Clem S 5.00 

Mrs. Frances Turner Fonville S 5.00 

Mrs. Nell Orr Gordon $10.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley $ 10.00 

Mr. Paul C. Walker > 5.00 

1929 

Mrs. Agnes Judd Currin $ 5.00 

Mr. H. T. Efird $10.00 

Mr. Dace W. Jones $ 5.00 

Mr. W. Phalti Lawrence $ 5.00 

Dr. David B. Long $10.00 

Mrs. Mary Brannock Rouse $ 5.00 

1930 

Dr. Fred S. Caddell $ 5.00 

Mr. Sidney F. Jackson $10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Alexander Lawrence $ 5.00 

1931 

Mrs. Lois McAdams Bost $ 5.00 

Mr. Maurice W. Carrow $10.00 

Mrs. Sue Watts Colclough $ 5.00 

Mrs. Rachel Johnston Harden $ 5.00 

Mr. K. B. Hook $ 5.00 

Mrs. Ch fton H. Ward $ 5.00 

Mrs. Eugenia Greene Wilson $ 5.00 



REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED 



1932 

Mrs. Anna Virginia Britt Holland $10.00 

Mr. J. M. Lowry S 5.00 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley $ 5.00 

Mr. Roy A. Richardson $ 5.00 

Mr. Roy E. Rollins $10.00 

1933 

Mr. Rufus Abernathy $ 5.00 

Mr. George R. Harris $ 5.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston, Jr $ 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Chase Key $ 5.00 

Rev. Carl R. Key $ 5.00 

Mrs. Marjorie Jamouneau Tuttle $ 5.00 

1934 

Miss Helen N. Clinedinst $ 5.00 

Mr. Kenneth K. Hughes $ 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy Caddell Hughes $ 5.00 

Rev. F. Ervin Hyde $ 5.00 

Mr.. E. Irvin LeKites $10.00 

Miss Thelma Morris $ 5.00 

Mrs. Marguerite Harris Waters $ 5.00 

Mr. Norman B. Waters $ 5.00 

1935 

Rev. William J. Andes $ 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd $ 5.00 

Mr. Scott Boyd $ 5.00 

Dr. John Robert Kernodle $10.00 

1936 

Mr. Neil L. Senter $ 5.00 

Mrs. Helen Barney Smith $15.00 

Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle $10.00 

Mrs. Esther Hoppenstedt Miller $10.00 

1937 

Mrs. Hilda Heatwole Brown $ 5.00 

Mr. William W. Loy $ 10.00 

Mr. Robert A. Whitten, Jr $10.00 

1938 
Miss N. Bruce Walker (Special) $ 5.00 

1939 

Mr. Richard S. Cromlish $10.00 

Dr. Jack Garian $ 10.00 

Mr. William Jones $ 5.00 

Mr. C. W. Moricle $ 5.00 

1940 

Dr. Charles H. Rawls $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary L. Hayes Spencer $ 5.00 

1941 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon $ 5.00 

Mr. Cephas G. Hook $ 5.00 

Mr. P. D. Pruden, Jr $ 10.00 

1942 

Mr. C. Talmage Bean $10.00 

Mr. Johnnie Georgio $ 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Barrier Harrington $ 5.00 

Mrs. Alice Mangum Hornaday $ 5.00 

Dr. Marvin W. Phillips $ 10.00 

Miss Emma Rascoe $ 5.00 

Mr. Walter C. Rawls $ 5.00 

Mr. Thomas .Hurley Rudd $ 5.00 

Mr. Royall H. Spence, Jr $10.00 



1943 

Mrs. Rena Black Appel $ 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes R. Boggus $ 5.00 

Dr. George M. Bullard $10.00 

Miss Elisabeth Manchester $ 5.00 

Mrs. Luvene Holmes Spence $10.00 

1944 

Rev. Mark W. Andes $ 5.00 

Mr. Charles O. Mann $ 5.00 

Dr. Marvin E. Walker $10.00 

Dr. Sarah Lou Warren $10.00 

1945 

Mrs. Jeanne Hook Harrell $ 5.00 

Mr. C. Clyde Johnston, Jr $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Oakley Thompson $ 5.00 

1946 

Mrs. Margaret Rawls Bullard $10.00 

Rev. Carl R. Martin $ 5.00 

1947 

Mrs. Virginia Ezell Reid $ 5.00 

Miss Dorothy J. Salmons $10.00 

1948 

Mr. D. B. Harrell $ 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Ward Vickery $ 5.00 

1949 

Mr. Mills R. Everett $10.00 

Mr. Fred C. Jackson $ 5.00 

Mr. I. H. Vickery $ 5.00 

1950 

Miss Nellie F. Davis $ 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Bailey Havens $ 5.00 

Mr. Robert S. Moore $ 5.00 

Mr. Wayne E. Phillips $20.00 

Mrs. Martha Veazey Vance $ 5.00 

Mrs. Shirley Joyner Wentj $ 5.00 

Mr. William L. Williams, Jr $ 5.00 

1951 

Mr. M. J. Howell $ 5.00 

Mr. William O. Johnston $ 5.00 

Mr. Frederick G. Sahlman $ 5.00 

Mr. John Vance, Jr $ 5.00 

Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr $10.00 

1952 
Mr. Dueward H. Scott, Jr $ 5.00 

UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson $ 5.00 

Mrs. W. T. Beaty $ 5.00 

Mr. J. B. Congleston $ 5.00 

Dr. W. M. Pinnix $ 5.00 

Mrs. M. B. Walker $ 5.00 

Mr. H. E. Whitsell $ 5.00 

HONORARY 

Hon. Roger W. Babson $ 10.00 

Dr. E. J. Bullock $10.00 

Rev. George W. Lawrence, DD $10.00 

Rev. J. R. Stafford $ 5.00 

TOTAL RECEIPTS.... $1,478.00 



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ELONi COLLEGE , NORTH CAROLINA 




Message From Mr. W. B. Terrell 

Although the school is more than half over, we want to bring greetings 
from our General Alumni Association. 

I express to you my appreciation for the honor you have bestowed upon 
nie as president for the next two years, and assure you that I shall strive to 
justify the confidence you have indicated in your selection. Having attende:! 
several meetings of Elon College alumni since becoming president, I have 
had the opportunity of seeing many of you personally; but there are many 
of you whom I shall not be able to see during my term of office. I am, therefore, 
greeting you through the pages of our magazine and urging your full support 
and cooperation to the end that we may have a strong Alumni Association. 

We have set as our aim the creating of a closer relationship between the 
alumni and their college ; — the expression of a deeper loyalty and love for our 
school. If we can succeed in creating the kind of spirit we should have among 
our alumni, we know our Association can and will generate an outstanding 
influence and will become a vital force in the affairs of our college. 

It is said that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. It can be said 
also that an alumni association is no stronger than the non-active alumnus. 
It takes each alumnus to bind our Association together in the kind of organi- 
zation which we should have. It is true that we can allow ourselves to deal in 
platitudes,, idealisms, and emotions in our attitude toward our Alma Mater. 
We have already pointed out the fact that we want a deeper appreciation ot 
our institution and a keener love and loyalty. However, we realize that if these 
attributes do not result in a tangible support of our school, they can have 
little meaning. This brings us to the urgent need of having every alumnus 
actively supporting the Association, every alumnus a dues-paying member. But 
this is not all. We are deeply concerned in having every member actively in- 
terested in the affairs of the Association and in Elon College. Both need your 
support. We need the Association and the College; the Association and the 
College needs each of us. 

Our college is a great institution. It has a great record for service. The 
future affords even greater opportunity for greater service. Let's help it to help 
ohers. Plans are underway to improve the physical facilities of the college, and 
we shall want to have a part in this undertaking. Then, too. we want to use 
our influence in encouraging students to attend Elon College, and each of us 
can help in this. 

You know by now that our Association has employed Mrs. Scott Boyd 
as executive secretary. Mrs. Eoyd entered upon her duties September 1 and 
has made amazing progress in getting the records and files in order. She is 
making an effort to get the correct mailing address of every alumnus. We can 
help her in this effort if we will only furnish her any change in address and 
let her know about others if we can. 

Mrs. Boyd has made a good impression on the student body at the college 
thereby building up an understanding of our Association while students are 
still on the campus. Whenever possible, she uses student committees in helping 
to plan activities on the campus that concern the alumni. Mrs. Boyd has an 
unbounded enthusiasm for her work, an unswerving faith that Elon alumni do 
appreciate their Association and their college; and she feels that the response 
of the alumni will justify her opinion. Your president shares Mrs. Boyd's 
feelings about our Association and pledges his full support to her in all her 
efforts to place the Alumni Association on a higher level of service to its 
members and to the college. Can we count on you "to help Mrs. Boyd to help 
our Association to help our college?" 

W. B. TERRELL, '25 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

February, 1954 Vol. XII, No. 2 

Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

James Waggoner, '55, student assistant 

Published quarterly in the office of the 

Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 

College, N. C. Entered as second class 

matter November 22, 1937, at the post 

office at Elon College, N. C, under the 

Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, '25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. ..Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College .... Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, '3 2. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36. Burlington 
Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins, '2 2. Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. .. Greensboro 

(Presidents oj Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

Samuel M. Rankin, '41 Charlotte 

Miss Liwie G. Chandler, '23 .... Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28. . . .Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, '18 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. .Winston-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 ..Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 ; Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 _ Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon College 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 

Roland Longest, '41 Elon College 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutchfield, '41 Greensboro 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52. .. .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 






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EDITOR'S LETTER 



DEAR ALUMNUS: 

Back in the days when you were a student at Elon, remember the work, 
the play, the joy, the sorrow — all of the daily happenings that concerned you 
and your friends? Now that you are widely scattered, the ALUMNI NEWS 
is designed to give you an opportunity to keep in contact with each other. 
Just a few minutes of your time will make our publication serve its purpose 
more fully. You will note that our magazine is made up chiefly of items 
which can be gathered from sources other than individual members of our 
organization. Jot down items concerning yourself and other alumni in your 
vicinity and send to us immediately. Let's make the Spring issue a newsy 
publication to be enjoyed by all ! 

Many alumni have changed addresses without notifying us. Again may 
we ask for a few minutes of your time? A list of lost addresses will be 
compiled for you soon. Your assistance in advising us promptly of current 
addresses of alumni whom you know will save much effort and postage. 
Our mailing list continually changes as a matter of course, but I am confident 
that many alumni can be located with just a little help from you. 

Reunion Classes for Commencement are : 

1944, 1939, 1934, 1929, 1924, 1919, 1914, 
1909, 1904, 1899, 1894 
Plans are already under way to make Alumni Day, May 29, one of the 
most interesting in the history of our college. Each Class will be organized 
in an effort to stimulate attendance. Proper recognition will be given to 
Classes having the greatest percentage of members present. Mark May 29 on 
your calendar now and make plans to attend. 

Perhaps you will be interested to know that the Alumni Office was 
recently given a new coat of paint. The College furnished the material 
and your secretary furnished the cost of labor. I can assure you that this 
small project is paying dividends. Attractive surroundings always encourage 
better work. If you care to contribute to a fund to buy new draperies and 
other needed items to complement our attractive walls and clean rug, it will 
be sincerely appreciated. 

It is heartening to report that alumni are responding beautifuly to 
banquet invitations as well as to reminders concerning payment of dues. 
Two hundred attended our first three banquets of the year as compared to 71 
for the same banquets last year. Also, indications point to a record total of 
receipts for the year. A total of $2,388.55 has been received to date. If you 
have not yet sent your check, won't you please do so today? May I assure 
you that your interest and encouragement are appreciated. 

Very Sincerely Yours, 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 
Executive Secretary 



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Over One Hundred 
Attend Alamance 
County Banquet 

Merriment and good fellowship featur- 
ed the annual banquet meeting of the 
Alamance County Chapter of the Elon 
College General Alumni Association which 
was held in the college dining hall at 7:30 
"'clock on the evening of January 6. 

The meeting, which was hailed as one 
of the most successful in the history of 
the local group, attracted more than 100 
alumni and guests from Burlington and 
other Alamance County communities. 

Presided over by Woody Wilson, Bur- 
lington merchant, who is president of the 
Alamance group, the banquet session kept 
serious business affairs to a minimum 
with a program that emphasized enter- 
tainment of the light and enjoyable type. 
Delicious food and beautifully decorated 
tables contributed to the enjoyment of all 
present. 

The invocation was offered by Dr. John 
G. Truitt, '17, with the alumni and guests 
welcomed to the Elon campus by Mrs. 
Scott Boyd, '35, alumni secretary. Greet- 
ings were extended by President Leon 
Edgar Smith, '10, and by William B. 
Terrell, '25, president of the General 
Alumni Association. 

A special feature of the banquet was 
the presentation of miscellaneous gifts 
from the alumni to Prof, and Mrs. A. L. 
Hook who are constructing a new home 
to replace the one which was destroyed 
by fire early last fall. The presentation was 
made by Eugene A. Gordon, '41, Burling- 
ton attorney, who extended greetings 
and good wishc from Elon alumni in 
this area. 



Pictured above, left to right, Mrs. W. B. Terrell; Mr. Terrell, president of 
the General Alumni Association; Woody Wilson, president of the Alamance 
County Chapter; Professor John Foster West, banquet speaker, and Mrs. West. 

With The Local Chapters 

ed the setting for the annual banquet 
meeting of the Guilford Chapter of the 
Elon College General Alumni Association 
which was held on Friday evening, Feb- 
ruary 5. A renewal of fellowship among 
alumni and a re-expression of loyalty for 
Elon College was the theme of the eve- 
ning. 

Alumni and guests were greeted at the 
door by the Rev. and Mrs. William E. 
Wisseman. They assembled in the recep- 
tion room where hospitalities were gra- 
ciously handled by Mr. and Mrs. Oka T. 
Hester, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Paris, and 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hinton Rountree. Toma- 
to juice cocktails were served while the 
group swapped experiences and renewed 
old acquaintances. 

The dining hall was beautifully deco- 
rated in the Valentine motif and a de- 
licious turkey dinner was served by 
candlelight. Mr. Wisseman, pastor of the 
church, offered the invocation. Oka Hes- 
ter served as toastmastcr and was assisted 
in presenting the program by Mrs. Roun- 
tree. Judy Ingram accompanied by Jerry 
Lowder sang two selections which were 
enthusiastically received. On behalf of the 
General Alumni Association, the alumni 
secretary gave a few words of welcome. 
She stated that the building campaign 
was progressing and that new dormitories 
would soon become a reality. She pointed 



Prof. John Foster West, member of the 
Elon College English department, who is 
known for his accomplishments as a writ- 
er and poet, brought roars of laughter 
from the alumni audience with a hum- 
orous address that climaxed the evening 
program. His address was preceded by a 
series of musical numbers and skits under 
the direction of Prof. John Westmoreland 
'41. Laverne Brady, senior for Robbins 
gave an authenic rendition of "I'm Gonna 
Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair' 
and a skit, "You'll Never Walk Alone," 
was rendered in entrancing style by a 
chorus of more than 30 student singers 
This was followed by "The Bitterness o 
Love," a tenor solo by Jerry Smyre o 
Greensboro and "Take Joy Home," by 
Judith Ingram, soprano soloist, also 
Greensboro. The program was concluded 
by Judy and Jerry with "Make Believe." 

The following planning committee was 
responsible for the success of the banquet: 
Woody Wilson, Eugene Gordon, Mrs. 
J. R. Kernodle, Rena Maude Iselcy. Edna 
Fitch, John Robert Walker, John West- 
moreland, Josephine Farmer, Hasel Walk- 
er, June Byrd, and Dr. W. G. Lewis. 



Guilford County 

The beautiful new First Congregational 
Christian Church of Greensboro furnish- 



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Banquet scenes include, at left, a group of alumni; up- 
per right, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Fesmire and Coach and 
Mrs. D. C. Walker; lower right, a section of the speak- 



er's table including Dr. Leon Edgar Smith, president, Mrs. 
Oka T. Hester, Mr. Hester, president of the Guilford 
Chapter, Mrs. John Foster West, and Professor West. 



Guilford County Banquet Termed Highly Successful 



out that Elon College should proudly 
stand on its record, make no apologies 
for its program, and work toward the 
broadening of its services. She expressed 
appreciation to those who worked to make 
the banquet a success. 

Elon faculty members present included 
Dr. Smith, Professor A. L. Hook, Profes- 
sor West, Miss Lila Clare Newman, and 
Mrs. Oma U. Johnson. Those who offered 
greetings were Dr. A. C. Hall, member 
of the Woman's College faculty; Coach 
D. C. Walker, well-known alumnus and 
former Elon College coach, and Mr. W. 
B. Truitt, member of the Elon College 
Board of Trustees. Former faculty mem- 
bers included Mrs. Ethel Clements Huff, 
Dr. S. C. Deskins, Royall Spence and 
Hinton Rountree. 

New officers include Clyde Rudd, pres- 
ident; Mrs. J. Hinton Rountree, vice-pres- 
ident; and Mrs. Norman B. Waters, sec- 
retary. The new president pledged his 
best efforts toward strengthening the work 
of the Chapter. 

Dr. Smith spoke briefly of the bright 
outlook for the future of Elon College. 
He expressed confidence that the building 
program would be successful. He intro- 
duced the speaker, Prof. West. Mr. West 
climaxed the evening's entertainment with 
a humorous and stimulating address. 

The steering committee which planned 
the banquet meeting included Oka Hes- 
ter, "Foots" Fesmire, Glenn Henderson, 



Mrs. O. H. Paris, Mrs. "Muddy" Waters, 
R. C. Cox, the Rev. W. E. Wisseman 
for Mrs. Wisseman, and Dr. A. C. Hall. 
More than 70 attended the banquet 
which was acclaimed as the best in the 
Guilford Chapter history. 



Wake County 
Banquet 

A well-attended banquet was held in 
Raleigh by the Wake County Chapter 
on Friday evening, February 26. The 
main dining room of the Carolina Hotel 
was beautifully decorated for the occasion. 
Alumni from Franklin, Harnett and John- 
ston Counties were invited. 

The program was planned by a steering 
committee which met previously at the 
S & 1 W cafeteria for luncheon. Members 
present were Jimmie Washburn, president, 
Joseph F. B. McCauley, vice president; 
Mrs. Patricia Hook Neal, secretary; and 
Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, Mrs. Howard P. 
Powell, Mr. R. M. Rothgeb, Miss Ruth 
Johnson, and the Rev. Fred Register. The 
following committee chairmen were ap 
pointed: Mrs. Coltrane, location; Mrs 
Powell, reservations; Mrs. Rothgeb and 
Miss Johnson, arrangements; Mr. McCau 
ley, Rev. Register and Mrs. Neal, pub 
Iicity; the Washburns and McCauIeys 
hospitality; and Mrs. Neal, tickets. 

President Washburn served as toast 
master at the banquet. He presented youi 



secretary who gave a brief welcome and 
thanked members of the Wake County 
Chapter for planning a constructive and 
entertaining program. Two vocal selec- 
tions were offered by Miss Elizabeth 
Nelms of the faculty accompanied by 
Professor Jonathan Sweat. Professor A. 
L. Hook offered greetings from the Col- 
lege administration in the absence of 
President Leon E. Smith. Three members 
of the College Board of Trustees were 
recognized. They were Messrs. H. W. 
Johnson and W. J. Ballentine of Fuquay 
Springs and the Honorable Secretary-of- 
State Thad Eure, Raleigh. 

A "harmonica concert" with enter' 
taining comment was offered by Mr. Eure. 
He stated that he would retain his copy 
of the banquet program in order to prove 
to himself and his friends that he had 
given a "harmonica concert." 

Dr. H. H. Cunningham, chairman of 
the department of social sciences, was the 
featured speaker. To the capital city au- 
dience, provided with programs carrying 
out the patriotic theme, he spoite on "The 
Lincoln Legend." The group expressed 
hearty approval of his interesting offer- 



New officers are Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, 
president; W. Thomas Arthur, vice presi- 
dent; and Miss Fleda Summers, serretary- 
treasurer. 

(See Page 8 for schedule of other 
alumni chapter meetings) 



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APPEARING AS AL JOLSOH in the above picture is James 
Waggoner, who transferee! to Elon College this year from Tennessee 
Temple College and whose talents and career as an entertainer came 
to light at the annual Christmas banquet of the Elon Choir. 



Hidden Talents 

There's something in the Bible about 
keeping one's light hidden under a bushel, 
and within the pages of that Book there'* 
also a parable about the buried talents. 

Either of those references might well 
apply to James Waggoner as far as Elon 
students and faculty are concerned, for 
few persons in either group knew or real- 
ized his hidden talents until he agreed to 
do an Al Jolson skit as part of the pro- 
gram of the Elon Choir just before 
Christmas holidays. 

His clever impersonation of Jolson at 
that banquet brought to the knowledge 
of many Elon people an interesting story 
of Jimmy Waggoner's earlier career in 
the entertainment world, a story which is 
inspiring too, for he turned his back on 
a promising career to follow a call to 
Christian service as a Baptist minister. 



Brought To Light 

Jimmy was born in Jacksonville, Fla., 
and lived there until he left for college. 
He began taking dancing lessons at the 
age of five. Before he was 10, he was a 
well-known figure on entertainment pro- 
grams in that area. 

In childhood he was teamed with Jean 
Hayden, a Jacksonville girl, and they sang 
and danced before hotels, night clubs, 
theatres, and USO shows. They continued 
to work as a team through most of their 
high school years under the name of 
"Shorty and Jean." 

During World War II the two ap- 
peared in many War Bond Shows and 
USO shows at the Naval Air Station, 
where they were mascots, and they helped 
sell several million dollars worth of bonds 
at the Forida Theatre with movie stars 
Lon Chaney and Ann Savage. 



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They appeared with many well-known 
figures in show business, including Jimmy 
Bigelow, "King of Banjo;" Beatrice Kay, 
from the "Gaslight Gaieties," Connie 
Haines, who has played numerous movie 
roles; Jimmy Edmundson, "Professor 
Backwards" of Hollywood and radio; and 
Preston Foster, western movie star. 

Ancther early appearance of Jimmy 
was in a production of "Snow White and 
The Seven Dwarfs," under the direction 
of Hollywood producer Marcella Cisney, 
and featuring the lead role, Wanda Hen- 
dricks, Hollywood actress. A later pro- 
duction "Love Rides the Rails" featured 
Billy Reed, a vaudeville headliner, who 
has long been one of Bob Hope's gag 
men and who has appeared in pictures 
for Warner Brothers. 

On March 18, 1948, the youthful dance 
team appeared on Ted Mack's Original 
Amateur Hour, which was broadcast 
coast-to-coast from St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Jimmy later appeared on Ted Mack's 
show with the Landon High School quar- 
tet. 

Always interested in religious activities, 
Jimmy was active in the Hi-Y and in all 
the activities of his own church at Jack- 
sonville. He was sponsor for one of the 
Gra-Y groups for younger boys. In the 
boys program of Y.M.C.A., he participa- 
ted and received awards in such sports as 
track, swimming, Softball and basketball. 
He says he was too small for any football 
play. He was on the staffs of both the 
newspaper and annual at Landon High, 
"Most Talented" of the class of '51, and 
Chaplain of the Senior Fellows. 

He was on tour in the summer of 1952 
with "The Visionaires," Temple College 
quartet, which conducted a series of re- 
ligicus services throughout the Southeast. 
During this tour he came to Burlington, 
where the quartet had a series of services 
at the Calvary Baptist Church. Following 
up acquaintances formed at that time, he 
came back to Burlington last summer as 
the assistant pastor of that church. 

His local church work includes direc- 
ting the choir, teaching Sunday School, 
leading the Intermediate Training Union, 
directing the church visitation program, 
editing the church news, and teaching 
study courses for W. M, U., B. T. U., 
and the Sunday School leaders. 

He was licensed to preach by the Bap- 
tist Temple in Jacksonville, Fla., and has 
preached in many churches in Florida. 
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. 
Tennessee, and Virginia. 

After coming to Burlington Jimmy 
transferred his studies this year from 
Temple to Elon to finish his college wrok. 
At Elon, he has been active on the staff 
of the Maroon and Gold, of which he is 
now co-Editor, and the work of the Alum- 
ni Office as the assistant to the executive 
secretary. 



Elon Alumni News 

About Our Cover 

In caricature form, we proudly pre- 
sent on our front cover present adminis- 
tration leaders and faculty chairmen. 

Top row left to right, are Dr. F. E. 
Reynolds, Philosophy and Religion; Dr. 
James Howell, English and Dramatic Art; 
Dr. N. F. Brannock, Natural Sciences. 
In the second row are Prof. Fletcher 
Moore, Fine Arts; Dr. Leon Edgar Smith, 
President; Prof. J. C. Colley, Education 
and Psychology. 

The third row shows Prof. Scott Boyd, 
Health and Physical Education; Dr. H. 
H. Cunningham, Social Sciences. In the 
fourth row are Prof. J. H. Brashear, 
Business Administration; Prof. A. L. 
Hook, Mathematics; and Dean of the 
Faculty, J. Earl Danieley. 

An alumnus, Johnny Bolt, Burlington, 
who is a draftsman for Western Electric, 
is our artist. 



BURLINGTON CLUB 

SPONSORS TWO 
FOREIGN STUDENTS 

At New York on September 9th, Mrs. 
Frances Dawson, president of the Business 
and Professional Woman's Club of Bur- 
lington, met two Christian Arab girls who 
are now attending Elon College. The 
girls, Laila Khury and Violet Zarou, had 
just arrived by ship after a 21 -day journey 
from their native land. 

The story of how the girls happened 
to come to Elon College takes us back to 
the Middle East in the summer of 1952. 
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Sloan, of the Elon 
faculty, were touring and had stopped in 
Ramallah, Jordan, to visit Miss Mildred 
White, principal of the Friend's Girls 
School, which Violet and Laila attended. 
Miss White, however, was away when the 
Sloans arrived, and the two girls were 
in the office. 

They escorted Dr. and Mrs. Sloan 
around the campus, where several pictures 
were taken of the girls, and their names 
were also noted by the visitors. 

Several months after returning to the 
United States, Dr. Sloan wrote to Miss 
White, relative to the two girls coming to 
Elon College under the sponsorship of 
the Business and Professional Woman's 
Club of Burlington. A photograph of 
Violet and Laila accompanied the letter 
to identify the two since he had lost 
their names. 

Both Violet and Laila attended and 
graduated from the school in Ramallah 
which was established in 1886 by the 




HOTsJOR GUESTS at the reception for foreign students, which 
was sponsored by the girls of the Home Economics Club on Friday 
evening, January 29th, are pictured above. The honor guests seated 
left to right are Laila Khury and Hilda Alejandre. Those standing, 
also left to right, are Violet Zarou, Sylvia Hinnom and Oleg Pannoff. 
Misses Khury and Zarou are from Ramallah, Jordan; Miss Alejandre 
is from Havana, Cuba; Miss Hinnom is a native of Esthonia; and 
Panoff is of Russian descent, born in Shanghai, China, but now 
of New York City. 

—Foreign Students Attend Party— 

Members of the Home Economics Club, 
which is composed mainly of students 
majoring in that field, entertained Elon 
students from foreign countries at a de- 
lightful party held in the Music Listening 
Room on the first floor of Alamance on 
Friday evening, January 29th. 



Friends Church of America for girls of 
that area. The school taught them English 
at the same time they began studying 
Arabic. Thus it made it possible for the 
girls to readily adapt themselves to the 
conditions of this country. 

Violet has chosen Social Science as her 
major, since she plans to do social work 
with the refugees when she returns home. 
While in Ramallah she had been teaching 
kindergarten. 

Laila is majoring in mathematics and 
plans either to become a secretary or 
teacher when she returns. She had been 
the secretary to the principal of the school 
in Ramallah. 

Violet and Laila both agree that there 
is a vast difference in the customs and 
ideas of their nativeland and those of 
America. 

To illustrate we find that as a rule 
Arab men do not marry until they are 
at least 30 or 40 years old. The reason 
for this is because they want to be certain 
they will be able to support a wife. As a 



The foreign students who were honored 
guests for the occasion were Laila Khury 
and Violet Zarou, both of Ramallah, Jor- 
dan; Hilda Alejandre, of Havana, Cuba; 
and Oleg Panoff, now of New York, but 
formerly of Shanghai, China. Also present 
as a guest was Silvia Hinnom, a native 
of Esthonia, who is employed at the Caro- 
lina Biological Supply. 



rule American men marry as early as 18 
or 20, and by the time they reach 30 or 
40 find out if they can support a wife. 

With regard to their experiences in 
America, both Violet and Laila feel that 
life in the United States will prepare 
them well for their work when they re- 
turn. Both girls are satisfied at Elon and 
are grateful for the opportunity to study 
here. 



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WBtWn$ Ptllg 3&tng (Put &mong Clon'a Alumni 



Bronna Pernelle Walker, '38, was mar- 
ried to i_>eorge cummers ot Route i, 1,1011 
Conege on i^ecenioer J.3, iVOo. int i\ev. 
L<amei l>. Summers, brotner or tne bride- 
groom and pastor ot tne Beck Lutueran 
Cnurcn at .Lexington, omciated. Mrs 
Summers teacnes in tne E. M. noit scnooi 
and jylr. bummer is engaged in iarnnng 
and dairying. 



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Fran Storey, daughter of Mrs. George 
Dixon btorey ot Buriington, was unitea 
in marriage with Joe i^oie Dininguam, 
'42, son ot Mrs. tima JJlinngnam, on 
UecemDer 1 3 in Front Street rvietnodist 
Cnurcn by the pastor, Dr. \\ aiter U. 
ball. 

The bride was graduated from Bur- 
iington High School and is employed in 
the payroll otnce at Burlington Milis. 
Inc. the groom is employed at \> esteffi 
Electric and is a member ot the Burling- 
ton Cottilnon Club, they are resiamg at 
204 North Broad Street in Burnngton. 



Mr. and Mrs. William Branson Lambc 
of Asheboro announce tne engagement o; 
their daughter. Vera Etta LamDe, '45, ol 
Greensboro and Mahlon Hubert htiil oi 
Charlotte. The wedding is set for Feb- 
ruary 28 in Central Methodist Church. 
Miss Lambe has been secrttary and buyer 
for Sasiow's, Inc. in Greensboro tor tour 
years. She is a member of Beta Nu Chap- 
ter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Mr. Hill 
attended Lenior Rhyne College and the 
University of North Carolina. He is a 
salesman for Quaker Oats Company oi 
Charlotte. 



Martha Ellen Johnson, '51, daughter ol 
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis Johnson oi 
Graham, was married on December ly at 
the First Baptist Church in Graham to 
Deward Wilbur Hooker, '50, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Chester Hooker of 
Draper. The ceremony was performed by 
the bride's pastor, the Rev. William A. 
Poole. The Rev. John Clyde Auinan, 
uncle of the bride, assisted Mr. Poole. 

Mrs. Hooker is a member of the Alex- 
ander Wilson High School faculty and is 
a former member of the Burlington Spin- 
sters Club. Mr. Hooker is connected with 
the Atwater Motor Company in Burling- 
ton. They are residing on the Chapel 
Hill Road, Graham. 



Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Madren of Elon 
College announce the engagement of thci.' 
daughter, Nellie Mae Madren, '51, to 
Walter Paul Keisler of Leesville, S. C. 
The wedding is planned for February 
in Bethlehem Congregational Christian 
Church at Altamahaw. 

Miss Madren was graduated from the 
N. C. Baptist Hospital School of Nursing 
and attended the University of Virgin] I 
in Richmond and is now a Staff nurse at 
McGuire Veteran Hospital. Mr. Keisler 
attended the University of S. C. and is 
now with the Post Office in Leesville. 



In a double ceremony on December 12 
at tne First rresbytenan Church ot Kan- 
napons, ratty Sue Satnt became tne 
bride ot \. imam Kay Cabriel, '51, oi 
tion Coilege, and Nancy Jo Safrit be- 
came tne bride of Vv llnam-.^Kay Cunsten- 
bury ot Mooresviile. 

The brides and Mr. Christenbury at- 
tended Catawba College. Mr. UaDnel is 
employed by tne Caronna juioiogicai oup- 
piy Company. 



Sybil Lillie Walker, "52, of Burlington 
became tne bride ot James Richard nutl- 
man of Cibsonville on Sunday, January 
17 at Hocutt Memorial Baptist Cnurcn. 

Mrs. Huttman was a member of Beta 
Chi Lpsuon sorority and was employed 
as secretary at Vv estern Electric Company, 
the bridegroom is presently stationed at 
Macdill Air Force Base. They are re- 
siding on Macdill Avenue, lampa, Fla. 



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Emma Jean Clayton, '5 2, became the 
bride of Herbert Laureston Hawley, III 
in a ceremony at the Congregational 
Christian Church in Durham on January 
3. Dr. C. Stanley Harrell omciated. 'the 
bridegroom is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. They are living 
in Durham. 



Gaynelle Dyer, '52, became the bride 
of Leon Miner Fiske, Jr., of Greenfield, 
Mass. on December 12 in the First Con- 
gregational Christian Church of Reids- 
ville. The double ring ceremony was per 
formed by the Rev. T. G. Humphries. 

The bride taught at Draugton's Busi- 
ness College in Winston-Salem and the 
Tri-City High School in Leaksville. Mr. 
Fiske has degrees from Dartmouth College 
and Yale University. He is a forestry 
consultant in Greenfield, Mass. where the 
couple resides. 



Mary Virginia Latta, '52, of Burlington 
and James Brown of Charlotte were mar- 
ried December 12 in the Glenhope Baptitt 
Church. The Rev. G. W. Swinney was 
the officiating minister. 

After attending Elon two years, the 
bride was graduated from the University 
of N. C. with a degree in physical educa- 
tion. The bridegroom received two de- 
grees from the University of Illinois. He 
is a teacher and coach in the Chester, S. 
C. schools. They are living in Chester. 



Ceha Ann Oakley, '52, of Burlington 
was married to Charles Hunter Spoon. 
United States Air Force, on Christina.- 
Eve in Lakeview Community Christian 
Church. The Rev. Kenneth D. Register 
was officiating minister. 

The bride is doing graduate work at 
Western Carolina College and is a teach- 
er at Cleveland High School, Cleveland, 
N. C. The groom attended State College 
and is stationed at Keesler Field, Misv 



Irene Sykes, '53, of Buriington and 
Miian Michael Kraycink of \v imber, Pa. 
were married November 25 at blessed 
Sacrament Church in Burlington. the 
bride was graduated from rresbyterian 
School of Nursing and Queens Coiiege 
of Charlotte. Ihe groom is a graduate ol 
Catawba College and is employed by 
Western Electric Company in Burlington, 
'ihey are residing at 714 West Front St. 

§ 

Dr. Edgar A. Woods, pastor of the 
Graham Presbyterian Church, officiated at 
the wedding ceremony of Barbara Ann 
Lewey and Richard Lee Vestal, '55, on 
December 13. 

The bride is employed by the Duke 
Power Company and the groom is with 
the Vita Craft Company. They are mak- 
ing their home at 511 Clay Street, Bur- 
lington. 



Alma Lee Dickey of Buriington and 
Pvt. Richard B. Bradsher, '55, of South 
Boston, Va. were married November 22 
in Aiken, S. C. The bride is a member of 
the Alamance County Hospital nursing 
staff and Pvt. Bradsher is stationed at 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. 

§ 

Sylvia Ann Curtis and Pvt. Howard 
Buckner, '56, were united in marriage 
January 13 in Mebane Methodist Church. 
The Rev. Marvin Vick, Jr. used the 
double ring ceremony. The bride attended 
Burlington Business College and is em- 
ployed at Western Electric Company in 
Burlington. The bridegroom is stationed 
at Camp Lee, Va. 

§ 

Peggy Marie Stone of Haw River was 
married on November 26 in the Havvfield 
Presbyterian Church to Harold Odell 
Smith, Jr. of Mebane. They are employed 
by Western Electric and are residing at 
Route 1, Mebane. Mr. Smith is attending 
evening school at Elon College. 



8 



The wedding of Mary Elizabeth Ward. 
'54, and James Benjamin Stephenson, '52, 
has been set for March 14 in Shady 
Grove Baptist Church near Staley. Mary 
Elizabeth is a member of Beta Omicron 
Beta Sorority. Ben is employed by the 
stream sanitation division of the State 
Board of Health. 



Doris Cannon, '49, of Canton and G 
H. Hughes of West Asheville and Granby. 
Quebec, Canada, were married last June 
and are residing in Granby. 



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Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Betts, '19 and '24, 
announce the marriage of their daughter, 
Betty Frances, to Hunter Chester Lang 
on November 27, in the Westminister 
Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, 
Va. Mrs. Lang is a graduate nurse and he 
is a student at the University oT Virginia. 



■EiioN- Alumni. News 



OUR PRESIDENT'S^ 



Two actions by the Board of Trustees 
in interest of the progress of Elon College 
are significant. In 1946 the Board autho- 
rised a campaign to raise $1,000,000 for 
Elon College, the campaign to extend 
over a period of ten years. Later the 
amount to be raised was increased to 
$2,000,000 and later still to $2,500,000. 
The other action was taken at the recent 
meeting of the Board of Trustees when 
it authorized the building committee, of 
which Mr. B. E. Jordan of Saxapahaw 
chairman, to proceed with the erectio 
of two dormitories — one for young me 
and the ether for young women — and a 
dining room. Building operations are to 
begin as soon as money is available or 
can be secured. Negotiations are in pro- 
gress to secure a loan, that these necessary 
and much needed additions may be pro- 
vided at the earliest possible date. 

Officials of the Board of Trustees and 
administration of the College have faith 
in the total constituency of our College. 
We believe that once we have taken defi- 
nite steps to provide for our students 
that which has been needed through the 
years, that the church, alumni, and friends 



Vision For The Future 



will come to the aid of the leaders in 
this forward movement and by liberal 
contributions make sure that there shall 
be no embarrassment, but that this project 
shall be carried through to a successful 
completion. Soon thereafter there will be 
funds sufficient to meet all demands. 

There are evidences of gathering in- 
terest on the part of students, faculty, 
trustees, church officials, and friends in 
this particular project. We all realize that 
we need to increase the endowment funds 
of the College, but we know that the 
outstanding need today is new, adequate, 
and modern accommodations for our 
campus students. When this undertaking 
really gets underway, this interest will 
develop into enthusiasm, and enthusiasm 
will develop into unusual and satisfying 
cooperation. We need not wait longer for 
some gracious benefactor to place suffi- 
cient funds in our hands to provide need- 
ed facilities for Elon College, but we 
must realize that these dormitories and 
this dining room will be constructed by 
reasonable contributions from every 
church member, alumnus, and friend. As 



they say on the golf course, "the pressure 
is on." We must arise and build. 

Where there is no vision, the people 
perish. Where there is no pressure, there 
is no vision. Where there is no vision, 
there is no conscious need. When the 
pending need becomes unmistakably evi- 
dent, those who feel the pressure of the 
need are awakened by a vision that is so 
impelling that the total ability of the 
individual is used for the realization of 
that vision and the complete satisfaction 
of the need. 

If every individual constituent of Elon 
College, whether he be churchman, alum- 
nus, or friend, could see standing on the 
campus of Elon College two beautiful 
dormitories and a modern dining room 
with every needed facility and every re- 
quired equipment, he would spend his 
energy and share his wealth, little or 
much, that his vision might be translated 
into buildings. All that is required is a 
realization of the need and willingness on 
the part of everyone to do his share. 
Together we shall build. Separately we 
shall be belie. 



Sincerely yours, 

L. E. Smith 
President 



We Must Make Our President's Vision A Reality 



Two new dormitories and a new dining 
hall on the Elon campus ! What more 
welcome news could be given to our alum- 
ni? What improvement could mean more 
to our church, our student body, our 
faculty, our alumni, our friends? 

Such is the vision which our President 
holds for the early future of the College, 
a vision which he expresses in the above 
letter that he has addressed to the alumni 
in this issue of the Alumni News, and 
'tis up to the alumni and friends of the 
College to help make sure that his vision 
is no idle dream. It is their task to make 
that dream come true. 

Our President is not given to futile 
dreaming, a fact that is proven by his 
record of unwavering service, untiring ef- 
forts and unfailing success during more 
than twenty-two years as administrator of 
Elon's destiny. 



He accepted the task of the Elon presi- 
dency in the darkest days of the Great 
Depression, and only an unfaltering faith 
in the future of the College and in the 
sustaining power of the Almighty upheld 
him as he guided our Alma Mater from 
beneath the burden of a debt that threat- 
ened to extinguish its light of learning 
forever. 

The years since he assumed that seem- 
ingly unsurmountable task here more than 
a score of years ago have been years of 
tremendous growth and progress for Elon. 
The faculty has doubled, the student body 
has multiplied itself several times, and 
there has been great expansion and im- 
provement in the physical plant. But that 
is not enough. Elon must continue to 
grow in order to meet responsibility that 
faces her, and proper housing is the first 
step in that direction. 



There is a definite responsibilty facing 
Elon and all such church-related colleges 
today in this nation, which is beset from 
all sides by ideologies that threaten the 
very existence of the nation itself, and 
only the full support of loyal alumni and 
friends can make it possible for the Col- 
lege to grow and meet the need that faces 
it. 

May we, then, encourage each of you 
to contribute toward this worthwhile pro- 
ject, always looking to the time in the 
not too distant future when the new 
dormitories and the new dining hall shall 
rise on the campus. Contributions both 
large and small are needed. Proper ac- 
knowledgment of each gift will be made 
in future issues of the Alumni News. 

Sincerely yours, 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd 
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Elon Alumni News 




DEAJV /• E. DATilELET 

Prof. J. Earl Danieley, a member of the 
Elon College faculty since 1946, is serving 
as acting dean of the college for the 
1953-54 term. He was appointed to the 
post in the summer to succeed Dr. D. J. 
Bowden, who resigned the deanship to 
accept a post as head of the School of 
Religion at Indiana University. 

After graduating from Elon with the 
A. B. Degree in 1946, Dean Danieley 
joined the Elon faculty as an instructor 
in chemistry, and he gained full status in 
1949 after being awarded the Master's 
Degree in chemistry at the University of 
North Carolina. 

He is now a candidate for the Ph. D. 
degree from that institution where he was 
.i visiting professor during the recent 
summer term. 

Danieley holds several memberships in 
various scientific societies. He has also 
been acting minister at Congregation, - :! 
Christian Churches in Chapel Hill and 
Haw River. 



XittU £fizl±tlam 




Ned Daniels Danieley was born on 
October 27, 1953. He is the son of Dean 
J. E. Danieley, '46 and Verona Daniels 
Danieley, '49. He was christened by Dr. 
Leon Edgar Smith on January 3 in the 
Elon College Parish House. His god- 
father is Dr. Ned F. Brannock, '99 
Verona was secretary to President Smith 
for several years. 



Mr. and Mrs. Nat Burwell, '54 and '52, 
announce the birth of Cynthia Ann on 
January 2 3. They are residing in the Vete- 
rans Apts. at Elon College while Nat is 
completing his senior year. Sylvia served 
as assistant to the alumni secretary for 
two years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Yarbrough, '49 
and '52, announce the arrival of Jeffrey 
Wilson on October 5. The Yarbroughs 
are residents of the Elon College com- 
munity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rauseo of Elon 
College announce the arrival of Pamela 
on February 12. Their other daughters 
are Sharon, 3, and Michelle, 1 and one- 
half. Mike, who is a professional baseball 
player, is a senior at Elon. Upon gradua- 
tion this summer, he will enter the coach- 
ing and teaching field. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mitchell of the 
Veterans Apts. announce the arrival of 
a son, Shawn, on October 4. Jack was 
an outstanding member of the Fighting 
Christians basketball team. He is a senior, 
majoring in elementary education. He will 
play baseball this summer in the Texas 
League with Shreveport, Louisiana. 

A daughter, Rhonda Lorraine, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Don Packard on Feb. 17. 
Don, a junior, is a member of the basket- 
ball and baseball teams. 

Professor and Mrs. Charles Cox of 
Elon College announce the birth of David 
Bryan on December 24. Professor Cox 
is Director of Dramatics at Elon College. 

Margie Bess Gibbs was born on Sept. 
18 to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gibbs, Their 
son, Hugh Allen, is four years old. Roger 
is doing a commendable job as field sec- 
retary at Elon. 



MEETINGS PLANNED 
FOR OTHER CHAPTERS 

(Continued From Page Three) 
Meetings of alumni in various other 
chapters are being planned. Tentative 
dates have been worked out for Norfolk- 
Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Richmond, Va.; 
Asheboro, Wilmington, Reidsville, Win- 
ston-Salem, and Charlotte, N. C. In addi- 
tion, your secretary will acompany the 
Elon Choir on its spring tour and have 
meetings in various cities. The concert 
tour, through the Eastern Atlantic States 
from North Carolina to Massachusetts 
includes performances in Burlington, N. 
C, Cypress Chapel, Franklin, South Nor- 
folk and Suffolk, Va.; Cornwall, Conn.: 
Lynn and Bradford, Mass.; Norwich, 
Conn,; New York City; Washington, D. 
C, and Richmond, Va. 



■CLASS NOTES- 



Dorothy N. Folts, '46, completed re- 
quirements for the Master's Degree at 
Hartford Seminary Foundation last May. 
She is Director of Religious Education at 
the First Congregational Christian Church 
in Winter Park, Fla. Her address is 541- 
A Oscepla Avenue, Winter Park. 

Harold H. Hiiburn, '38, has been nam- 
ed manager of the Piedmont Rural Tele- 
phone co-op in Laurens, S. C. After 
leaving Elon, Harold attended the Uni- 
versity of Houston and Notre Dame Uni- 
versity where he majored in engineering. 
He served four years with the Navy as 
electronics officer. Mrs. Hiiburn is the 
former Miss Margaret Crumpler of Fay- 
etteville. 

William H. Maness, '38, has resigned 
as first assistant to the county solicitor in 
Jacksonville, Fla. in order to run for the 
Florida legislature. Clark W. Toole, '43, 
\v a s elevated to the post vacated by 
Maness. 

Bill and his wife and two children live 
at 5055 Ortega Boulevard in Jacksonville. 
He has practiced law in Florida since 
1948. He is a member of the Ortega 
Methodist Church and is assistant Florida 
Conference lay leader and associate lay 
leader of the Jacksonville District of the 
Methodist Church. 

Ruth Dunn, '48, is Director of Relig- 
ious Education at the Rosemont Congre- 
gational Christian Church in South Nor- 
folk, Va. Her new address is 3800 
Franklin Street, South Norfolk, Va. 

Max Vestal, '53, was a recent visitor 
in the alumni office. He is attending 
Duke University Divinity School and 
serving two churches near Ramseur, Pleas- 
ant Ridge and Spoon's Chapel. 

A note from Ray B. Cessna '43, is 
appreciated. He states that since leaving 
Elon in 1941 he has acquired a wife, 
three sons, and a daughter. After ten 
years of traveling, he has built a new 
home at 3415 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. 
Ohio, where he expects to remain per- 
manently. 

An interesting note from Otis Bray, 
'35, 7271 Virginia Beach Boulevard, 
Norfolk 2, Va. informs us that Sam 
Ramsey, '33, is an Army Colonel ser- 
ving in Korea. Sam's wife and three 
children live in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Otis is married to the former Miss 
Mayme Moffett of Greensboro. He is 
engaged in art work for the United States 
Government. He is planning to visit the 
campus this spring. 



Elon Alumni News 



Dr. Nathaniel Gross Newman, a be- 
loved minister and outstanding educator, 
died in Raleigh, at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Carlyle Campbell, on Sun- 
day, January 17. He was born in Nanse- 
mond County, Virginia, February 13, 
1868, the son of John Bridger and Han- 
nah Urquart Newman. Dr. Newman was 
the only surviving member of Elon's first 
graduating class, 1891. 

He was educated at the Suffolk Col- 
legiate Institute, Graham Normal College 
and Elon College, graduating magna cum 
laude. Later he studied at the University 
of North Carolina, Chicago and Columb:a 
Universities. 

He was married to the former Miss 
Kate Clendenin on October 26, 1891. 
Mrs. Newman died in 1940. 

He was ordained on November 15, 
1892 and served churches in Eastern 
Virginia. Later he became college pastor 
at Defiance, Ohio and at Elon College. 

After retirement, Dr. Newman returned 
to his home, "Beech Grove," in Nanse- 
mond County and devoted himself to the 
study of genealogy. Last summer he at- 
tended the International Council in Scot- 
land, climaxing his trip with a tour of 
Europe. 

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. 
H. S. Hardcastle at the Oakland Christian 
Church on January 19. 

Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Dolph Long, '05 and '04, prominent 
residents of Newnan, Ga. were held on 
April 24 at the Hillcrest Chapel in New- 
nan. The Rev. E. P. Nichols, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, officiated. 

Mr. Long passed away on Tuesday 
afternoon, April 23, in the Newnan hos- 
pital following a stroke on Sunday 
evening. Mrs. Long succumbed a few 
hours later at the hospital where she had 
been confined for several weeks with a 
heart ailment. 

Mrs. Long, the former Mrs. Nannie 
Carlton Parrott, was born in Halifax 
County, Va. in 1883. She had resided in 
Newnan for many years and was a leader 
in religious, civic, and social affairs. She 
was a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church, the DAR and the UDC. The 
widow of the late T. S. Parrott of New- 
nan, she was married to Mr. Long in 
November, 1945. Mrs. Long and her 
brothers were donors of the Carlton 
Library Building at Elon College. 

Survivors include two daughters and 
two sons; two brothers, Mr. Herbert A. 
Carlton of Raleigh and Mr. Luther E. 
Carlton of Paces, Va.; and four grand- 
children. 

Mr. Long, a retired lawyer, was born in 
Alamance County in 1880. He was a 
former mayor of Graham and served as 
representative in the North Carolina 



General Assembly. He is survived by one 
son, Mr. George A. Long of Burlington 
and one sister, Mrs. A. A. Riddle of 
Raleigh. 

Mrs. Long's interment was in the New- 
nan Oak Hill cemetery. Interment for 
Mr. Long was in the Burlington Pine Hill 
cemetery. 

Dr. Jack Harrell Neese, 34, Monroe 
surgeon, was burned to death on February 
16 when flames swept through his lake- 
side cabin on Lake Tillery near Norwood. 
Origin of the fire was not determined, 
but reports indicated that the doctor kept 
large amounts of gasoline in the cabin to 
operate a motorboat. 

Dr. Neese was graduated from Elon 
Colleke in 1939 and from the Duke Med- 
cal School and served as intern at Duke 
Hospital and Charlotte Memorial Hospi- 
tal. He is survived by his widow and two 
children, Jack, Jr. and Jacqueline; his 
parents, the Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Neese, of 
Bradenton, Fla.; his brothers, the Rev. 
James Edward Neese and Max Neese; 
and a sister, Mrs. A. D. Hopkins, Jr. of 
Reidsville. 




j^ecrologp 



Mr. Roy M. Banks succumbed from a 
heart attack at the Rex Hospital in Ral- 
eigh on January 23. He was in the real 
estate business in Raleigh. He is survived 
by his widow, the former Lizzie Utley 
who is the sister of Mrs. Oma U. John- 
son, Elon College librarian; one daughter, 
Mrs. John Andrews of Raleigh; four 
brothers, Toka, Crayton, Carmi and Kelso 
of Raleigh; and three grandchildren. 

Dr. Harry K. Eversull was born in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, September 29, 1893, 
and died on September 13, 1953. He 
was recognized as an outstanding minister 
and educator. With the exception of the 
time he occupied the presidency of Mari- 
etta College in Ohio, he served as pastor 
of Congregational and Presbyterian 
churches. 

He was a member of the Elon College 
Board of Trustees since 1932 and took 
an active interest in all phases of the 
college program. His valuable contribution 
to the Board will be keenly missed. 



Dr. William Henry Boone, 83, prom- 
inent Durham physician, died February 
16 in Watts Hospital. Death was due to 
a heart attack. 

A native of Chatham County, Dr. 
Boone had been a practicing physician 
since 1910. He was the son of the Rev. 
Charles Atlas and Mary Ann Pritchard 
Boone, his father having been a well- 
known minister. He was graduated from 
Elon College with the Class of 1894 and 
from the old North Carolina Medical 
School at Davidson College in 1902. 

Dr. Bone had been a member of the 
Elon College Board of Trustees for 30 
years, and chairman for the past 20 years. 
He was named 'Alumnus of the Year" 
by the General Alumni Association last 
spring. Dr. Boone was twice married, 
first to Miss Elizabeth Moring of Elon 
College who died on March 31, 1952, 
and second to Mrs. Bess Sears Pickard 
of Durham who survives him, along with 
one daughter, Mrs. Stanley C. Harrell and 
one son, Dr. W. W. Boone, both of Dur- 
ham. Other survivors include one brother, 
D. L. Boone, Sr. and one sister, Mrs. J. 
M. Saunders, also of Durham. 

Funeral services were held on February 
18 at Congregational Christian Church 
in Durham with Dr. John G. Truitt of 
Elon College as officiating minister. Burial 
was in Maplewood Cemetery. 



Mrs. Russel T. Bradford, member of 
the Elon College Board of Trustees and 
graduate of the class of 1917, died from 
a cerebral hemorrhage on December 31, 
1953. Mrs. Bradford was the oldest 
daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. O. 
Atkinson, and the wife of Mr. Russell T. 
Bradford, prominent Norfolk lawyer and 
former assistant District Attorney. 

She is survived by her husband and 
two daughters, Mrs. Bernard W. God- 
win, Jr. of Suffolk and Miss Russell 
Adelia Bradford of Norfolk; a brother, 
J. O. Atkinson of Norfolk; and two sis- 
ters, Mrs. W. E. McCardell of New Or- 
leans and Mrs. J. Davis Reid of Princess 
Ann County. 

Mrs. Bradford, an honor graduate of 
Elon, had served for many years as a 
member of the Board of Trustees. She 
was active in the work of the Christian 
Congregational Church and, at her death, 
was First Vice-President of the Garden 
Club of Virginia. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 
Berea Christian Church in Driver, Va. 
and burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in 
Suffolk. 

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HP®S»2©I» 




The Elon Basketball squad of 1954 as shown left to right in the above 
pieture includes the following players: FRONT ROW: Jimmy Dalton. 
Chatham, Va.; Don Packard, Avondale, N. O; Ray Whitley, Winston- 
Salem. N. C; Bobby Timmons, Mount Airy, N. C. MIDDLE ROW: 
Ronnie Mclntyre, Burington, N. O; Wade Garrett, Liberty, N. O; 
lack Malloy, Lynchburg, Va.; James Hamrick, Draper, N. O; Jack Mit 
chell, Lyndhurst, N. }. BACK ROW: Ned Gauldin, Fieldale, Va. Tommy 
King. Raleigh. N. C.; Earl Stone, Wentworth, N. C; Dave Maddox. 
Thorsby. Ala.; Roy Kieval, Brooklyn; Clay Brown, Mt. Sterling. Ky. 



The Fighting Christians averaged 70.9 
points per game despite a mediocre bas- 
ketball season. The Christians won 10 
■ if 2 2 games scheduled this year. 

The season opened with the Christian- 
dropping a close 81-78 game to a strong 
Belmont Abbey team despite Bobby Tim- 
mons' 22 points. 

The second game of the season starred 
brilliant pivot-man, Dave Maddox, who 
scored 28 points to lead his team to a 
77-76 count over McCrary. 

Leading at half-time by a score of Jl to 
29, the Presbyterian College cagers caught 
fire to a comparatively dormant attack 
and went on to hand Elon her second 
defeat 82-63. Don Packard topped Elon's 
attack with 16 markers. 

Bobby Timmons again paced the Chris- 
tian baskcteers as they won their second 
game of the 1953-54 season by defcatin ; 
the McCrary Eagles 80 to 65. 

The Fighting Christians wound up their 
pre-Christmas cage activity by dropping 
a 75 to 65 decision to the Belmont Abbey 
Crusaders. 

Elon returned to the court after Christ- 
mas holidays only to witness a near du- 
plication of a previous game with the 

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Presbyterian College cagers. The Palmetto 
State quintet had defeated Elon before 
Christmas by a score of 82 to 63 and 
nearly repeated its feat with an 82 to 61 

victory. Dave Maddox topped the home 
forces with 14 markers. 

Making their first start of the season in 
a North State Conference cage battle, 
the Fighting Christians were defeated 85 
to 51 by East Carolina's Pirates in a battle 
fought at Greenville, N. C. Don Packard 
took scoring honors with 16 tallies. 

The Christians then got hot for three 
successive conference victories. In the 
first game against Atlantic Christian Col- 
lege, Don Packard bagged nine field 
goals and five free throws for a tctal of 
23 points in leading his team to a close 
69-66 North State Conference victory. 
In the second conference battle, Elon 
topped the Catawba Indians with a 66-53 
count. Ned Gauldin led the Elon scoring 
with 16 points. The victory enabled the 
Elon hoopsters to jump from the Con- 
ference cellar to a tie for third place. The 
Christians marked up their third conse- 
cutive Conference win in rolling over 
High Point 70 to 60 in Alumni Memorial 
Gymnasium. 



Elon Alumni News 

_Jt>\ James U aggoner 

The Lenior Rhyne Bears then broke 
Elon's winning streak by defeating the 
Fighting Christians 82 to 71 in a loop 
battle played on the home court. The scor- 
ing honors went to Elon's Roy Kieval, a 
sub forward, who banged his 13 points 
in just nine minutes of play. 

The Appalachian cagers rallied in the 
last quarter to defeat the Christians by 
an 81 to 74 margin. Elon's pivot man, 
Dave Maddox paced the Christian cagers 
with 23 points. 

Catawba was defeated for the second 
consecutive time in a well-played battle 
that ended with the scoreboard reading 
Visitors 69. Home 58. 

The Guilford cagers journeyed to the 
Elon court only to return home on the 
short end of a 78-75 score. It was a North 
State Conference victory, with Maddox 
and Kieval again pacing Elon's scoring. 

Jack Mitchell, Dave Maddox and Ray 
Whitley set fire to an ineffective Elon 
attack in the final half of the "High 
School Day" game and went on to defeat 
the Appalachian Mountaineers 84 to 73. 

Jim Jordan led the Western Carolina 
team to an 87-61 win with 29 red-hot 
points in a game that caused Elon to 
share her full claim to third place in the 
North State Conference standing. Dave 
Maddox brought the season scoring lead 
up to 240 points as he bucketed 22 
points. 

The Guilford Quakers came from be- 
hind to score an 80 to 69 victory over the 
Fighting Christians in a North State Con- 
ference battle. Roy Kieval topped the 
Christian scoring with 13 points. 

The Elon Christians played cne ol their 
finest games of the season in defeating 
the High Point five by a score of 81-64. 
Dave Maddox took scoring honors with 
20 points. 

Powerful East Carolina, paced by big 
Bobby Hodges with 27 points, claimed an 
84-65 win over Elon as Maddox and 
Kieval garnered 14 points. 

A third period scoring spree on the 
part of the Atlantic Christian five, which 
netted a 28-16 advantage for the quarter 
proved to be the decisive part of the 87 
76 North State Conference victory ove 
Elon. Roy Kieval, up-and-coming fresh 
man forward, topped the scoring for Elor 
with 1 3 points. 

The Christians lost another North State 
battle after a stiff scrap with the Lenoir 
Rhyne Bears by a score of 74-64. Roy 
Kieval and Jack Mitchell scored 1 3 points 
apiece. 

The Elon five scored an impressive win 
over Western Carolina by an 87 to 76 
margin in the final game of the season, 
which gave the Fighting Christians a 
10-12 record for the regular season. 



Elon Alumni News 



Accident Fatal To 
Young Elon Athlete 

William Earl (Billy) Rakes, 24-year-old 
former Elon sports star, who captained 
the Christian baseball team through the 
1952 season, was fatally injured, August 
15, in an automobile accident, which oc- 
curred near Franklin, Va., while he and 
a party of friends were enroute to the 
beach. 

The young star had been outstanding 
in basketball and baseball, winning letters 
in each. Elon lost a good athlete, a good 
student, and a swell guy when Billy 
graduated, and it was said of him that, 
"no recent graduate of Elon College was 
more popular with his college than was 
Billy Rakes during his four years on cam- 
pus." 

During the summer of his senior year, 
he played ball with Elkin in the N. C. 
State League. Later he joined the Reids- 
ville team and served as utility infielder. 

Bob Doty, business manager of the 
Reidsville baseball club said concerning 
Rakes, "We regarded Billy as one of the 
top young prospects in the league. He 
still was rated as a rookie, but he had 
performed like a veteran for us in plug- 
ging infield gaps. He was a fine young 
man as well as a good athlete." 

Rakes is survived by his mother, Mrs. 
Lucille Goins Rakes, and two brothers, 
Robert and Ralph Rakes, all of Fieldale, 
Va. Ralph is now attending Elon as a 
Junior. 





JOE GOLOMBEK 



Elon Alumnus Mysteriously Slain 



BILLY RAKES 



Followers of the Elon football fortunes 
in the late thirties, whether alumni or 
not, were shocked immediately before 
Christmas, when a body, discovered by 
New York police in a lonely grave on 
Long Island, was identified as Joe Golom- 
bek. 

Elon Alumni will readily spin their 
minds backward along the trails of mem- 
ory to the time when the name of the big 
Danish immigrant boy was known to virt- 
ually every sports fan in this area. 

Interviews with many of those former 
Elon students and with the faculty mem- 
bers who knew big Joe Golombek resulted 
in widely differing stories, and a com- 
posite of all their opinions might well be 
condensed into a thumb-nail sketch which 
says that "Joe Golombek was a sort of 
Jekyll-and-Hyde personality — an aesthete 
who played the violin with skill and ten- 
der feeling and who could listen alone for 
hours to the music of the classical masters 
— an athlete who loved physical combat 
and who could and did rip enemy foot- 
ball lines to shreds." 

A check into the Elon College records 
reveals that Joe Golombek first came to 
the Elon campus in the fall of 1937, a 
husky 200 pound boy, who stepped at 
once into a regular berth at fullback for 
Coach Horace Hendrickson's Fighting 
Christian football squad. 

In 1938 Golombek was named All- 
State fullback, chosen in competition with 
the stars of the North Carolina "Big 



Five" as well as the North State Confer- 
ence, that in the days before two-platoon 
football and when the All-State included 
only eleven men. 

Those same two years saw Golombek 
gain fame in amateur boxing, winning 
heavyweight championships in several 
Golden Gloves tournaments. 

Then came the 1939 football season 
and the end of Joe Golombek's Elon grid 
career. No one seems to know exactly 
the reason, but early that season Coach 
Hendrickson dropped him from the squad 
in some sort of disciplinary action, and 
the big boy soon dropped from school. 

After leaving school Golombek entered 
the army and served through World War 
II, returning to Elon after the war to 
resume his studies. He played one season 
of basketball just after the war, and final- 
ly completed requirements for graduation. 
He graduated with the Class of '48. 

Also after World War II he took a 
whirl at professional boxing, engaging in 
several bouts in the Norfolk-Portsmouth' 
area of eastern Virginia, but he soon 
dropped out of action in that field. 

As late as the autumn of 1952 Prof. 
A. L. Hook, Elon registrar, continued to 
receive letters from him, one of the last 
mentioning that he had met a boy in the 
Army, whom he wished to send to Elon 
as a student, proof that Golombek still 
remembered pleasantly his days on the 
Elon campus. 

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Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF ALUMNI DUES FOR 1953 AND 1954 



1891 

Rev. N. G. Newman $10.00 

1892 

C. D. West 10.00 

1893 

L. R. Jones 10.00 

Mrs. \V. P. Lawrence 5.00 

1896 

John P. Lee 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Saunders 5.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Williams 5.00 

1898 

P-ohert H. Porter 5.00 

1899 

Mrs. Jennie Trotman 10.00 

1901 

Mrs. Levi Burke 5.00 

B. G. Porter 5.00 

1902 

Mrs. Mary W. Chandler 10.00 

1904 

D. R. Fonville 10.00 

1905 

D. M. Davidson 5.00 

C. E. Holland 5.00 

H. M. Holland 10.00 

1906 

C. A. Hines 5.00 

Dr. C. W. McPherson 5.00 

1907 

J. R. Kirk 25.00 

H. M. Loy 10.00 

V. C. Pntchett 10.00 

Mrs. L. E. Smith 10.00 

1908 

C. C. Howell 10.00 

1909 

S. M. Atkinson 10.00 

A. T. West 5.00 

1910 

Prof. J. W. Barney 10.00 

Mrs. Carrie B. Dees 5.00 

1910 

W. W. Elder 10.00 

Dr. 6r Mrs. A. C. Hall 10.00 

Dr. L E. Smith 10.00 

1911 

R. C. Campbell 10.00 

Mrs. R. M. Harris 5.00 

J. J. Ingle 10.00 

Mr. y Mrs. M. W. McPherson. . . 5.00 

Miss Lila Newman 5.00 

Rev. H. E. Truitt 5.00 

Miss Edith Walker 5.00 

Mrs. R. F. Warren 10.00 

1912 

Mrs. Lois D. Campbell 10.00 

E. L Daughtry 5.00 

Mrs. M. C. Lassister 5.00 

Miss Annie Satterfield 5.00 

1913 

Mrs. W. A. Fonvielle 10.00 

Proj. A. L. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Annie B. Johnson 5.00 

W. S. Wicker 10.00 

1914 

Mrs. A. L. Hook 5.00 

1915 

Mrs. H. L Faulkner 5.00 

Mrs. S. R. Gay 5.00 

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Mrs. R. K. Hancock 10.00 

Prof. R. K. Hancock 10.00 

I. Paul Ingle 5.00 

Mrs. Oma U. Johnson 5.00 

Mrs. Mac Matthews 1.00 

Mrs. B. G. Porter 5.00 

1916 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

S. T. Holland 10.00 

Ruth Johnson 10.00 

Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 

Rev. J. F. Apple 5.00 

J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

Garland Huffman 5.00 

Mrs. Garland Huffman 5.00 

Dr. y Mrs. H. S. Smith 10.00 

Prof. H. Lee Thomas 10.00 

Dr. J. G. Truitt 5.00 

Dr. W. J. B. Truitt 5.00 

L. W. Vaughan, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. S. A. Yancey 10.00 

1918 

Gertrude Browne 10.00 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane 5.00 

Mrs. J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

Mrs. Lucille Cullers 10.00 

W. A. Fonvielle 15.00 

W. L. Monroe 50.00 

G. M. Reed 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Rogers 5.00 

1919 

T. E. Powell 5.00 

Maggie Taylor 5.00 

1920 

D. H. Dofflemyer 5.00 

Josephine Farmer 5.00 

J. L Floyd, Sr 5.00 

T. R. Wall 5.00 

Mrs. Lily K. Young 5.00 

1921 

Prof. L. B. Ezell 5.00 

Mrs. O. F. Gilliam 5.00 

W. E. Harward 5.00 

C. R. Hutchison 10.00 

H. W. Johnson 5.00 

1922 

Guy E. Barker 10.00 

R. L. Bunch 5.00 

Dr. J. D. Messick 10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. George Robbins 5.00 

W. L. Rudd 6.00 

1923 

T. H. Andrews 10.00 

Lizzie G. Chandler 5.00 

Pattie Coghill 5.00 

Mrs. A. W. Kelley 5.00 

L J. Perry 10.00 

W. W. Sellers 10.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White 5.00 

Col. Worth Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. L L Wilkins 10.00 

1924 

Mrs. Dorothy Albritton 5.00 

J. R. Barker 5.00 

W. C. Brown 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Fesmirc 20.00 

H. C. Hainer 5.00 

Rev. A. H. Hook 5.00 

G. C. Mann 5.00 

M. L Patrick 10.00 

1925 

D. Y. Brannock 10.00 

E. M. Carter 5.00 

W. C. Elder 10.00 



Mary Lee Foster 5.00 

Rev. H. I. Isley 1.00 

Mrs. L. A. Ligon 5.00 

Mrs. Z. M. Sechrest 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 25.00 

R. W. Utley 10.00 

Louise Watkms 5.00 

L. V. Watson 10.00 

1926 

G. D. Colclough 5.00 

C. W. Gordon 10.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. S. L. Lane 5.00 

J. L. Lynch 5.00 

Foy Matlock 5.00 

Mrs. J. G. Truitt 5.00 

Dr. D. B. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. R. A. Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 

A. B. Johnson 10.00 

Dr. D. W. Jones 10.00 

E. P. McLeod 5.00 

C. E. Newman 10.00 

1928 

F. H. Alexander 5.00 

Julia Clem 5.00 

June H. Conrad 5.00 

Mrs. R. M. Fonville 5.00 

Mrs. Nell O. Gordon 10.00 

Myrtle Iseley 5.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley 10.00 

H. L. Neal 10.00 

Fleda Summers 5.00 

Rev. G. H. Veazey 5.00 

J. R. Walker 5.00 

Paul C. Walker 5.00 

1929 

Mrs. Joe B. Currin 10.00 

H. T. Efird 10.00 

H. L. Hughes 5.00 

Dace W. Jones 5.00 

W. P. Lawrence 5.00 

Dr. D. B. Long 10.00 

G. E. Ring 5.00 

Mrs. Mary B. Rouse 5.00 

1930 

Dr. F. S. Caddell 5.00 

S. F. Jackson 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth A. Lawrence 5.00 

C. H. Thompson 5.00 

G. A. York 5.00 

1931 

Mrs. Lois McA. Bost 5.00 

M. W. Carrow 10.00 

Mrs. G. D. Colclough 5.00 

Mrs. Rachel J. Harden 5.00 

K. B. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. J. H. Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. C. H. Ward 5.00 

Mrs. Eugenia G. Wilson 5.00 

1932 

Mrs. Anna B. Holland 10.00 

C. L. Jones 5.00 

Rev. J. S. Jones 5.00 

J. M. Lowry 5.00 

Rena Maude Isclcy 5.00 

R. A. Richardson 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins 10.00 

1933 

Rufus Abernathy 5.00 

Rev. J. R. Dickens 5.00 

G. R. Harris 5.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston 5.00 

Mrs. Carl Key 5.00 

Rev. Carl Key 5.00 

J. H. Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. Max Tuttle 5.00 



REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED 



1934 

Mrs. Geneva H. Cameron 5.00 

Helen Clinedinst 5.00 

K. K. Hugnes 5.00 

Mrs. K. k. Hughes 5.00 

Rev. F. E. Hyde 5.00 

E. I. LeKites 10.00 

Thelma Morris 5.00 

Mr. N. B. Waters .■ 5.00 

Mrs. N. B. Waters 5.00 

1935 

Rev. W. J. Andes 5.00 

Scott Boyd 5.00 

Mrs. Scott Boyd 5.00 

Otis T. Bray 5.00 

L. C. Channing 10.00 

Dr. J. R. Kernodle 10.00 

Rev. R. M. Man 5.00 

1936 

W. L. Cooper, Jr 10.00 

C. A. Hughes 5.00 

Mrs. J. R. Kernodle 10.00 

Dr. J. E. Rawls 10.00 

N. L. Senter 5.00 

Mrs. E. L. Smith 15.00 

Mrs. Esther H. Miller 10.00 

1937 

Mrs. Hilda H. Brown 5.00 

Rev. W. A. Grissom 5.00 

W. W. Loy 10.00 

R. A. Whitten, Jr 10.00 

1938 

Mr. # Mrs. J. C. Brooks 20.00 

Dr. C. E. Kernodle 10.00 

Dr. J. T. King 5.00 

William H. Maness 10.00 

J. Z. McBrayer 5.00 

C. T. Pntchett 5.00 

N. Bruce Walker 5.00 

1939 

R. S. Cromlish 20.00 

Maj. J. L. Edwards 5.00 

Mrs. J. L. Edwards 5.00 

Dr. Jack Garian 10.00 

William Jones 5.00 

Al C. Mastro 5.00 

Mrs. R. O. McDonald 5.00 

C. W. Moricle 5.00 

1°40 

W. H. Brooks 5.00 

Mrs. Hazel Dellinger 5.00 

A. W. Fuller 5.00 

J. L. Frye 5.00 

Dr. C. H. Rawls 5.00 

Mrs. Mary H. Spencer 5.00 

1941 

Mrs. M. C. Covington 5.00 



E. A. Gordon 5.00 

C. G. Hook 5.00 

A. A. Iseley 5.00 

Mary Pritchett 5.00 

P. D. Pruden, Jr 10.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker 5.00 

1942 

C. T. Bean 10.00 

Margaret Carroll 5.00 

Dr. J. L. Dellinger 5.00 

Johnnie Georgio 5.00 

Mrs. Edna B.. Harrington 5.00 

Mrs. Alice Hornaday 5.00 

Dr. M. W. Phillips 10.00 

Emma Rascoe 5.00 

W. C. Rawls 5.00 

T. H. Rudd 5.00 

R. H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

1943 

Mrs. Rena B. Appel 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes R. Boggus 5.00 

Dr. G. M. Bullard 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna 10.00 

Dr. H. J. Liverman 10.00 

Elizabeth Manchester 5.00 

Mrs. R. H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

H. A. Stolte 5.00 

1944 

Rev. M. W. Andes 5.00 

W. E. Butler, Jr 5.00 

R. L. Cubell 5.00 

C. O. Mann 5.00 

Dr. M. E. Walker 10.00 

Dr. Sarah L. Warren 10.00 

1945 

Mrs. D. B. Harrell 5.00 

C. C. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Mary O. Thompson 5.00 

1946 

Mrs. G. M. Bullard 10.00 

Dorothy Foltz 5.00 

H. T. Huff 10.00 

Rev. C. R. Martin 5.00 

Ida Parker 5.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. Gene Poe 5.00 

1947 

Mrs. Virginia Reid 5.00 

Dorothy Salmons 10.00 

1948 

Ruth Dunn 5.00 

D. B. Harrell 5.00 

Mrs. I. H. Vickery 5.00 

1949 

G. P. Domenick 5.00 

M. R. Everett 10.00 

Rev. Clyde Fields 5.00 



F. C. Jackson 

W. D. Little 

W. T. Moore 

F. E. Scott 

I. H. Vickery 

1950 

H. B. Daniels, Jr 

Nellie F. Davis 

Ed Drew 

Mrs. Barbara Havens . 

A. L. Mizell 

R. S. Moore 

W. E. Phillips 

Mrs. Martha Vance . . 
Mrs. Shirley Wentz . . . 
W. L. Williams, Jr. . . 



1951 

D. D. Berry 

G. B. Grinstead 
M. J. Howell . . 
W. O. Johnston 

F. G. Sahlman . . 
John Vance, Jr. 

C. C. Woods, Jr, 

1952 

G. W. Etheridge 

Roger Gibbs 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lindsay . . . 

J. B. Stephenson 

R. B. Wilson 

D. H. Scott, Jr 



UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson 

Mrs. W. T. Beaty 

J. M. Coble 

J. B. Congleston 

Mrs. Annie Denton 

Staley P. Gordon 

E. B. Hatch 

A. J. Holland 

Dr. W. M. Pinnix 

Miss Tommie Strader 

Mrs. M. B. Walker 

H. E. Whitesell 



HONORARY 

Hon. R. W. Babson 

Dr. E. J. Bullock 

Dr. G. W. Lawrence 

Rev. J. R. Scotford 



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Advertising and profit 97.05 

GRAND TOTAL $2,388.55 

(All 1953 graduates are honorary mem- 
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Message From Mr. W. B. Terrell 



Dear Fellow Alumni: 

The Elon College commencement calendar for 1954 shows some interesting 
events planned for the Alumni Association. We hope that each of you is 
planning to return for the alumni activities, if not for the entire commencement 
program. Our alumni secretary, Mrs. Boyd, has planned what we think will 
he outstanding events for the alumni. We particularly urge the reunion classes 
to come back for this occasion. We are sure that you will enjoy a visit to the 
campus and the renewing of friendships and the reliving of memories which 
no doubt are dear to all of us who attended Elon College. 

As you will note from the calendar, the senior dance in the Memorial 
Gymnasium opens the alumni activities for commencement. This will be one 
of the highlights among the many activities. Make your plans to be present. 
We understand that arrangements have been made to take care of those who 
wish to spend the weekend on the campus. Then, of course, the class reunion 
group can mean much if the members of the classes will come back. 

Incidentally if you have not sent in your membership dues for the calendar 
year, please do so at once. Mrs. Boyd has done a splendid job in carrying on 
the work of the association but we still need our membership dues in order to 
take care of the financial obligations of the association. I am sure that we can 
count on you to enroll at once. 

May we say again that we are looking forward to seeing you at comence- 
ment time. 

Sincerely Yours, 

W. B. TERRELL, '25, President 

Elon College Alumni Association 



ABOUT OUR COVER .... 

Professor John Willis Barney, '10, a familiar campus 
figure, is shown on the cover. He is completing 30 years 
of devoted service to his Alma Mater, Elon College. 
See story on page 2. 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

May, 1954 Vol. XII, No. 3 

Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

James Waggoner, '55, student assistant 

Published quarterly in the office of the 

Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 

College, N. C. Entered as second class 

matter November 22, 1937, at the post 

office at Elon College, N. C, under the 

Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, '25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. ..Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College .... Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, "32. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36 .Burlington 
Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins, '22. Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '3 3 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. .. Greensboro 

^Presidents of Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

Samuel M. Rankin, '41 Charlotte 

Miss Lizzie G. Chandler, '23. . . .Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28. . . .Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, '18 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. .Winston-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon College 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 

Roland Longest, '41 Elon College 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutchfield, '41 Greensboro 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52. .. .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



DEAR ALUMNUS: 

You and your friends are cordially invited to attend the 1954 Com- 
mencement program at Elon College. Indications point to a record attendance 
for this annual event. The following reunion classes are expected for the 
festivities: 1894, 1899, 1904, 1909, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944 
and 1949. Members of these classes are strongly urged to make reservations 
now for a weekend on the campus. What could be more pleasant than a real 
old-fashioned visit with the members of your Class? The Commencement 
calendar is given on page seven. 

Alumni Memorial Gymnasium will be transformed into a veritable 
fairyland for the Senior Dance on Friday night, May 28, which is sponsored 
jointly by President and Mrs. Leon Edgar Smith and the Alumni Associaton. 
Reunion class members and special guests are cordially invited. This beauti- 
ful occasion will afford an excellent opportunity for the acceptance of the 
Class of 1954 into the Alumni Association. Also, it will provide an appropri- 
ate setting for the recognition of reunion classes. Those who do not care to 
dance will be able to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Formal 
dress is not required of those who must travel for a long distance or for 
those who otherwise may find it inconvenient. 

The traditional alumni gathering will continue on Saturday, May 29. 
Class reunion breakfasts and headquarters are being arranged. The annual 
picnic luncheon on South Campus at 12:30 will precede the alumni business 
meeting in Whitley Auditorium at 2 :00 o'clock. Open house will be observed 
in the Student Union at 6 followed by the banquet at 6:30 in the College 
dining hall. Mrs. Gwendolyn Patton Fogleman, '27, alumni orator for 1954, 
will deliver the principal banquet address. The naming of the "Outstanding 
Alumnus of the Year" will make the banquet meeting one of the most in- 
teresting of the year. The outdoor theater production of Shakespeare's "As 
You Like It" will conclude the day's festivities. These events are designed 
for your pleasure and enjoyment. Your presence will insure their success. 

Ladies Hall will be open from Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 
3 1 , for those desiring housing on campus. There will be no charge for rooms 
However, you are requested to bring bed linen and towels. 

It will be an honor to have you with us for the 1954 Commencement 
program. 

Very Sincerely Yours, 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 
Executive Secretary 






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Elon Alumni News 



To Whom Honor Is Due 



A man who has earned a reputation as 
a thorough teacher, a scholar and author- 
ity on the English language, and, most of 
all, a gentleman and a "square shooter," 
is Prof. John Willis Barney, member of 
the Elon College English Department for 
the past 30 years. 

Professor Barney has been in the teach- 
ing profession for over 50 years, and his 
methods in teaching speak for themselves. 
Pres. William B. Terrell, '25, head of the 
General Alumni Association, in a recent 
interview, said concerning Barney, "I 
consider Professor Barney one of the out- 
standing professors under whom it was 
my privilege to study. His teaching meth- 
ods make students think, and a person 
gets out of his classes in the form of a 
grade just what he or she puts in." 

Barney was born at Port Republic, \'a., 
in 1881, the son of the Rev. and Mrs. 
John H. Barney. His father was a minis- 
ter in the Christian Church. After se 
curing his preliminary education in gram 
mar school and Everett Normal School, 
he taught in rural schools in Bedford 
County, Pa. Entering Elon College in 
1906, he majored in English, Latin, 
Greek, and French. He was graduated 
from Elon in 1910, (classmate of Pres. 
Leon E. Smith) and soon began his work 
as principal of Board Top Township 
High School, also of Bedford County, Pa. 

In 1914 and 1915 he was a graduate 
student at Columbia University, and since 
has done graduate work at the Univ. of 
Va., the Univ. of Wisconsin, and the 
Univ. of N. C. In 1920 he was named 
teacher of Mathematics in Calumet High 
School, Calumet, Mich., where he also 
coached football. 

Later that same year he served as prin- 
cipal of Munising High School, also of 
Michigan, where he remained until he 
came to Elon College as a member of the 
faculty in 1924. For 30 years since that 
time, he has been using the time-honored 
discipline and drill method in the teach- 
ing of composition and grammar to hun- 
dreds of students. 

Tolstoy, in Anna Karemna, relates "All 
happy families resemble one another: 
every unhappy family is unhappy in its 
own way." Each of the members of the 
Barney family speaks for the happiness of 
the home, and each is successful in his 
or her field. A top reason for this happy 
and successful family is found in Mrs. 
Barney, the former Miss Elva Grace Sny- 
der of Clearville, Pa. She and Prof. Bar- 
ney were married in 1905 after meeting 
at a summer school for teachers. Mrs 
Barney is a composer of hymns and an- 
thems, and at one time she received the 
State Award from the N C. Federation 
of Music Clubs for hymn writing. The 



Barneys have six children, four girls and 
two boys. 

Harold, oldest of the Barney sons, was 
graduated from Elon in 1928. and receiv- 
ed the Masters degree in engineering at 
N. C. State College. He is in the research 
department of Bell Telephone laboratory 
which recently moved to Murray Hill. N 
J., and his work includes travels to Ha 
waii, Bermuda, England, Scotland, Ire 
land, France, Germany, Italy, and th 
Bahama Islands. He will return to Europe 
in July. Sarah Johnston, Harold's wife 
is the daughter of Dr. Charles Johnston 
former superintendent of the Elon College 
Christian Orphanage. They have four 
children. 

Elizabeth was graduated from Elon in 
1933, and was the class valedictorian. 
She is married to Hamilton Gray, and 
they reside in Orangeburg, S. C. Their 
children are Barbara Elva, Eleanor, Caro- 
lyn, Jams, and Hamilton, Jr. 

Helen, the second daughtr, is a 1936 
graduate of Elon. She earned the M. A. 
degree at Columbia. She is married to E. 
Leonidas Smith and they are residing in 
Elon College. Their children are Eleanor 
Conn and Edward Leonidas, Jr. Helen is 
organist and director of the choir at 
Webb Avenue Methodist Church and 
director of the Western Electric Choir of 
Burlington. She also teaches private mu- 
sic lessons at the Elon College public 
school. 

Winifred was graduated from Elon in 
1941, and has done graduate work at the 
Univ. of N. C. She teaches music at 
Southern Music Studio in Burlington. 

John W. Barney, Jr., the younger son. 
was graduated from Elon in 1942, and 
is presently engaged in the work of the 
Bell Telephone System of Western Elec- 
tric in Burlington. During the Second 
World War he was a navigator in the 
Air Force. He was awarded the Air 
Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, 
and was promoted to the rank of Cap- 
tain while in the Mediterranean Theatre 
of Operations. He is married to Gertrude 
Todd of Maplewood, N. J. 

Elva Grace, the youngest daughter. 
made an excellent scholastic record in 
Commercial Science during 1940 and 
1941 at Elon. She is married to James 
F. Lovette, a pharmacist, and they reside 
in Liberty. 

Three members of the Barney family 
achieved the honor of being valedictorian 
of their classes, including Prof. J. W. 
Barney himself. All other members of the 
family, including Mrs. Barney, made out- 
standing records. 

It is true, in Bible language, to "Train 



up a child in the way he should go; and 
when he is old, he will not depart from 
it." 

In addition to his other achievements. 
Prof. Barney holds the honor of being 
Elon's first fullback, and a driving full- 
back at that. He played on Elon's first 
football team, which took the field back 
in 1909. The squad won three of its 
scheduled five games. 

His other interests are wide and varied, 
including football as one of his favorite 
sports, and golf as his specialty. He says 
that he feels satisfied with a score under 
fifty. He can often be found on the golf 
course when he is not busy preparing 
for his classes. 

Speaking on English, he once said, 
"Many teachers of modern grammar have 
turned to the use of the basic principles 
and methods of instruction employed by 
the teachers of the last generation. All 
good education may always be expected 
to be progressive. But the reaction against 
the experiments in the teaching of English 
— especially some of the experiments 
which a few years ago were labeled pro- 
gressive — has caused a return to meth- 
ods which gave many leading educa- 
tors, ministers, and statesmen of the 
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries their 
unusually good command of English." 

He believes that visual aids to educa- 
tion are not new, but that they are pro- 
gressive. He calls diagramming an excel- 
lent graphic device, which shows quickly 
and clearly to the student the logical 
relationship of the parts of a sentence. 
The diagram was prominent in the teach- 
ing of grammar in American schools from 
about 1890 to 1915, and it is a method 
to which we have recently returned. 

Having taught school, coached football, 
and served as a high school principal, to 
mention only a few phases of a colorful 
career, Prof. Barney's life dates back over 
70 years into the days when the South lay 
prostrate under the black pall of Recon- 
struction. At Elon he has always adhered 
to the highest principles of service, in- 
tegrity, and advancement for both the 
college and his students. 

He has spared no effort to be in the 
forefront of every activity that would 
contribute to the further enlightmcnt, 
comfort, and development of students of 
Elon. 

All Elonitcs extend to Prof. John 
Willis Barney hearty congratulations for 
the part that he has played, and is still 
playing, in the great drama of the new 
destiny of Elon College, paying honor to 
him for 30 years of service since that day 
in 1924 when he began his teaching at 
Elon College. 



Elon Alumni News 



AND THERE SHALL BE MUSIC 



It's a well known fact that students of 
Elon College are a happy people. It has 
always been their nature to sing. In fact, 
since its beginning, the College has laid 
much stress upon music, with particular 
emphasis upon church music. Choir sing- 
ing in the early days is said to have been 



tumn of 1931 marked the real beginning 
of the Elon College Choir as present-day 
followers know it. It was at his suggestion 
that student choir work was placed upon 
a high plane of excellence. 

Prof. Dwight M. Steere was head of 
the Music Department in Dr. Smith's 




confined largely to student singing at reg- 
ular church services. This activity may 
properly be called the beginning of the 
famous Elon College choir. 

Today, under the brilliant direction of 
Prof. John Westmoreland, acting head of 
the Department of Music, the Choir an- 
nually brings new recognition and honor 
to Elon College. Besides furnishing music 
for church meetings, members of the group 
are called upon to furnish entertainment 
for many and varied occasions. Members 
from all alumni chapters have expressed 
keen appreciation for entertainment fur- 
nished by music students. 

But let's look at the history of the 
Elon College Choir. By 1913, when the 
first Elon yearbook, the PhiPsiCli, was 
published, there was a special music in- 
structor on the faculty. A picture of the 
music class is shown. In 1915, the Men's 
Glee Club consisted of 17 members, and 
the music faculty included the Misses 
Florence Wilson and Linda Barnes. 

Little information is available for about 
five years from that date, but Prof. Gil- 
man Floyd Alexander was director of the 
Men's Glee Club in 1920, 1921, and 
1922. The singers wore formal dress with 
high standing collars and white ties. Prof. 
Alexander also directed a Girls' Glee Club 
in 1921 and 1922. Prof. Walter F. 
Greenwood became head of the music 
program in 1923 and Madge Moffitt was 
pianist. Only a Girls' Glee Club per- 
formed in 1924, and no glee club at all 
was recorded for the following year. 

Prof, and Mrs. C. J. Velie were leader; 
in music during the late 1920's. An or- 
ganized glee club was active in some years 



Choir soloists are, at top, Charles 
Crews, S. Boston, Va. ; cross-line (left 
to right), Judith Ingram, Greensboro; 
Ronnie Black, Burlington; Lacy Fo- 
gleman, Greensboro; Kenneth Lam- 
bert, Norfolk, Va.; Laverne Brady, 
Robbins; lower portion of cross 
(reading downward), Jerry Smyre, 
Greensboro; Janice Williams, West 
Point, Ga.; and Donald McDaniel, 
Fayetteville. 



and inactive in others. Interest seems to 
have increased by 1931, however, as 
records indicate that both a male and 
female glee club were products of the 
Music Department. Also, a Faculty Music 
Lovers Club was formed. 

The coming of Dr. Leon Edgar Smith 
as president of Elon College in the au- 



early years. It was to him that President 
Smith suggested the presentation of the 
great Handel oratorio, "The Messiah" at 
the Christmas season in 1932. This was 
the real beginning of the tradition which 
prevails upon the campus today. Prof. 
Fletcher Moore, now head of the Music 
Department, was student accompanist for 
the first presentation. Mrs. Ruth Gamble 
Boyd, executive secretary of the General 
Alumni Association, was a choir member. 

Records indicate that choir members 
wore robes for the first time in 1935. 
There were 46 members. Fletcher Moore 
became a faculty member that year. 

On December 8, 1935 the fourth pres- 
entation of the "The Messiah" was given. 
The Elon Festival Chorus, with choir 
members and invited guests, included 
around 125 persons. It was said that 
"The Elon Singers, which formed the 
nucleus of the Festival Chorus, is one of 
the outstanding college choruses in the 
state of North Carolina." The annual 
tour through North Carolina and adjoin- 
ing states was a custom by that time. 

Prof. Stuart Pratt was choir director 
for five years in the late 'thirties and early 
'forties. He continued the high level of 
excellence that had been attained under 
the direction of Prof. Steere. Among 
student soloists of that era was Kenneth 
Utt, '43, who has since gained a national 
reputation in radio and television work. 
He recently had the leading role in a 
nationally televised "Studio One" pro- 
duction. 

Elon students have always been proud 
of the choir. The college annual and 

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Elon Alumni News 



Durham -Orange 
Chapter 

Under the direction of Miss Lizzie 
Grey Chandler, '2 3, president, the Dur- 
ham-Orange Alumni Chapter held its an- 
nual banquet meeting on Tuesday eve- 
ning. March 30, at the Main Street 
Congregational Christian Church in Dur- 
ham, at seven o'clock. 

Fifty-seven alumni and guests assembled 
for a delightful banquet dinner and pro- 
gram. The dining hall was beautifully 
decorated with spring flowers. Mrs. Ly- 
man L. Wilkins, '23, served as toastmis- 
tress. The Rev. J. M. Walker, '38, offered 
the invocation. Mrs. Scott Boyd, '35, 
alumni secretary, brought greetings from 
the General Alumni Association. She 
urged more active participation in the 
Association, and extended an invitation to 
the 1954 commencement program. 

Miss Judith Ingram, senior, sang two 
selections, "May Day Carol" arranged by 
Deems Taylor and "O don fatale" from 
Don Carlo. Her accompanist was Jerry 
Lowder, junior. 

Dr. Leon Edgar Smith, Elon president, 
gave a beautiful tribute to Dr. W. H 
Boone, former Chairman of the College 
Board of Trustees, who passed away on 
February 16, 1954. Dr. Boone was a 
member of the Class of 1894. 

Special guests were recognized by the 
toastmistress. Jimmy Waggoner, junior, 
entertained with an Al Jolron pantcmine. 
President Smith introduced the main 
speaker. Dean of the Faculty, J. Earl 
Daniely, '46. Dean Danieley's address on 
Elon College and its expected future was 
warmly received. The singing of the Alma 
Mater song closed the meeting. 

The committee members in charge of 
plans for the banquet were' Miss Lizzie 
Grey Chandler, '23. Mrs. J. L. Crumpton. 
'18. Mrs. Marvin Snipes, '44, Mrs. Annie 
Bagwell Johnson, '13, C. Carl Woods 
'51, former alumni secretary, and Mrs. S. 
C. Harrell, '18. 



Suffolk Chapter 

The Suffolk Christian Church of Suf- 
folk, Va., provided an appropriate -.inn 
for the annual banquet meeting of the 
Suffolk Alumni Chapter Friday evening, 
April 2. The enthusiastic gathering at- 
tracted 75 alumni and guests, many of 
them coming from neighboring cities. 




Participants in the Durham meeting are pictured above. Left to right, they 
are. Judy Ingram, '54, soprano; President Leon Edgar Smith, '10; Acting 
Dean J. E. Danieley, '48; Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins, '23, toastmistress: 
and Jimmy Waggoner, '5.5, assistant in alumni office. 

With The Local Chapters - - - - 



Presiding at the dinner was Dr. J. E. 
Rawls, Jr., '35, president of the chapter. 
A delicious meal was served by the mem- 
bers of Miss Gladys Yates' missionary 
circle. The tables were beautifully decora- 
ted, carrying out Elon's maroon and gold 
colors. Letter openers with the Elon seal 
were presented to two alumni drawing 
lucky numbers. Dr. I. W. Johnson read 
"In Memoriam" to two deceased members 
of the association, Mrs. Russell T. Brad- 
ford and Dr. N. G. Newman. 

After the meal alumni and guests went 
to the Baraca Room of the Church for 
the presentation of the program. 

Mrs. Howard S. Hardcastle, '22, read 
the minutes of the 1953 meeting which 
were approved without change. 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, alumni secretary, 
brought greetings from the College. She 
urged the continued support of all alum- 
ni in the work of the association, and 
invited everyone to attend the May Com- 
mencement program. She introduced 
student entertainers who were warmly 
applauded. Jerry Smyre. accompanied 
by Shirley Cox, sang two selections 
"E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca and 
"Through the Years" by Vincent Yeo- 
mans. Jimmy Waggoner, assistant in the 
Alumni Office, entertained with a panto- 
mine of Al Jolson. 

Dr. Leon Edgar Smith reported briefly 
on the progress of Elon College. He pre- 



sented the main speaker. Professor J. E. 
Danieley, Dean of the Faculty, who gave 
an inspiring address on "Elon College — 
Her Past, Present, and Future." He stated 
that in the near future construction would 
begin on two new dormitories and a 
dining hall. 

The meeting closed with the singing 
of "Here's to Dear Ole Elon." 



Norfolk-Portsmouth 
Chapter 

Carl Parker's famous rertaurant in 
South Norfolk was the setting for an 
enjoyable alumni meeting of the Norfolk- 
Portsmouth Chapter on Wednesday eve- 
ning, April 14. Sixty-eight alumni and 
guests enjoyed a turkey dinner with all 
the trimmings and a program consisting 
of Elon College talent. 

William P. Wilkins, '49, president of 
the local chapter, served as toastmaster. 
The Rev. Melvin Dollar, '39, offered the 
invocation. Mrs. Scott Boyd, alumni sec- 
retary, brought greetings from the College 
and asked for more active participation in 
the Elon College alumni program. She 
extended an invitation to the commence- 
ment program. Kenneth Lambert, a 
Norfolk native, now a sophomore at Elon, 
offered two vocal selections, "Hark How 
Still" and "I Love Thee." He was 
accompanied by Miss Gwendolyn Coyncr, 
also a sophomore. 

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Elon Alumni News 

(Continued From Page 4) 
A dramatic radio version, complete 
with sound effects, of Edgar Allan Poe's 
"Tell-Tale Heart" was presented by Prof. 
C. W. Cox, Wright Williamson and Tom 
Targett, all of Elon College. 

The minutes of the last meeting were 
read by Mrs. Laverne Skipper, '37, and 
approved without change. Mr. Wilkins 
announced that a nominating committe 
would distribute a proposed slate of offi- 
cers to the chapter for vote within the 
next few weeks. 

Dr. Smith gave a brief talk on Elon 
happenings and introduced Roger Gibbs, 
'52, field secretary who gave the main 
address. The meeting closed with the 
Alma Mater song. 




Suffolk alumni are pictured at the banquet table. The inset shows two 
charter non-graduate students who matriculated on the opening day of Elon 
College. They are Miss Hontas Rawles, '95, Route 1, Box 400, Suffolk, Va. 
and Mr. Caleb D. West, '92, Newport News. 



Ministerial Alumni Return To Campus 



Ministerial alumni of Elon College 
from throughout North Carolina and 
adjoining states returned to the campus 
on Tuesday, April 20, for the first annual 
Religious Leaders' Convocation, staged 
under the joint-sponsorship of the Mini- 
sterial Association and the Alumni As- 
sociation. 

Student leaders and their faculty spon- 
sor, Dr. F. E. Reynolds, chairman of the 
Department of Philosophy and Religion, 
who planned the event declared that they 
were pleased with the attendance and re- 
sults, and that the convocation would be 
made an annual affair on the campus. 

Dr. O. W. S. McColl, of Woodford, 
Conn., who is retired from the active 
ministry, spoke twice during the convoca- 
tion, first at an afternoon workshop 
session and again as the featured speaker 
at the evening banquet meeting. Also 

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speaking at a workshop gathering during 
the afternoon was the Rev. Wofford C. 
Timmons, pastor of the Congregational 
Christian Church at Southern Pines. 

It is felt that the presence of a number 
of Elon's ministerial graduates from out- 
standing pastorates throughout the South- 
ern Convention of the Congregational 
Christian Church served to show clearly 
the great value of Elon College to the 
Convention as a source of trained leader- 
ship. 

In an effort to stimulate attendance at 
the next Convocation, the date was an- 
nounced at the banquet by President 
Madren. The Second Annual Convocation 
will be held on February 15, 1955. This 
date will not conflict with other major 
religious observances, and it falls during 
the middle of the second quarter of the 
1954-55 college year. 



Alr> ministers and others who are in- 
terested in this work are urged to set 
aside this date now and make plans to 
attend. Suggestions will be welcome and 
will be valuable in planning an interesting 
and appealing program. 

Officers of the 1953-54 Ministerial As- 
sociation are Thomas Madren, '54, presi- 
dent; Reuben Askew, '55, vice president; 
Martha Jane Lowe, '56, secretary; and 
Hasel Sherman, '55, treasurer. 



Ministerial alumni and guests are 
pictured in the College dining hall. 
Inset shows Mrs. Boyd, alumni sec 
retary; Dr. O.W. S. McCall, Wood- 
ford, Conn., speaker; Mrs. Leon 
Edgar Smith; Thomas Madren, 
president of the 1954 Ministerial 
Association; and Dr. Henry E. 
Robinson, honorary alumnus, pas- 
tor of First Christian Church, 
Burlington. 




Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



Miss Fleda Summers, '28, has been 
with the Probation Commission in Raleigh 
since the department was set up by the 
1937 Legislature. At present she is Depu- 
ty Administrator, Interstate Compact tor 
Probation. 



Clyde \V. Gordon, '26, of Burlington, 
has been named to the general board of 
directors of Wachovia Bank and Trust 
Co. He will continue as a member of the 
Burlington board also. He is executive 
vice-president and general manager of 
Standard Hosiery Mills, Inc.; vice-presi- 
dent and director of the Chester H. Roth 
Co., Inc., New York; vice-president of 
Fayetteville Knitting Mills, and of Macon 
Hosiery Mills, Inc. of Macon, Ga. He is 
active in civic, community and church 
affairs, and is past president of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and 
the Community Chest. 

He is currenty a member of the Elon 
College Board of Trustees and secretary 
and treasurer of the Elon College Foun- 
dation, Inc. He was Alamance County's 
"Man of the Year" in 1951. 



Capt. Sidney C. Hines, who attended 
Elon College during the 1935-36 school 
year, sent a letter addressed to Stafford 
R. Peebles, '40, in care of the Alumni 
Office, and asked that the letter be for- 
warded. The letter was sent to Mr. 
Peebles at 700 Magnolia St., Winston- 
Salem. Capt. Hines' address is 3016 
Edgehill Rd„ Fort Worth, Texas 

If we can serve you in this manner, 
do not hesitate to call on us. 




After graduating from Elon in 1934 
Firpo taught and coached at Bethel Hig'i 
School, Bethel, for five years. He then 
became principal at Stokes High where 
he remained five years. He returned to 
Bethel in 1944 as principal and coach 
and continues in that position. Mrs. La- 
tham is the former Daisy Lee Carson, a 
native of Bethel. She has been teaching 
social studies in Bethel for nine years. 
She is a graduate of Peace and Salem, 
and both have Masters degrees from East 
Carolina College. 

During the summer months Latham 
farms and umpires baseball games. They 
are planning to build a new home this 
summer "after 17 years of waiting." 



L. V. "Doc" Watson, '25, recently sold 
his famous Elms Motor Court on U. S. 
11, just south of Winchester, Va. He 
purchased The Elms in 1933 and built the 
3 2 motor court units in 1948. It has long 
been known as one of the finest hostel- 
ries in the area. He and Mrs. Watson 
plan a long rest after which they expect 
to travel. They have purchased a farm 
near Winchester and will bui'.d a new 
home soon. 

Doc is president of the Va. Motor 
Court Association, vice-president of the 
Va. Travel Council, northern district, and 
a member of the Board of Directors of 
Superior Courts, Inc. 

Although he declined to give the figure 
at which he sold The Elms, Dec confirmed 
that he was offered half a million dollars 
for The Elms several years ago. 



Walter C. "Firpo" Latham, '34. is 
pictured above with his sons, left to right. 
Harry, 8 years old, 3rd grade; Bryan, 15, 
10th grade; and Bill, 16, 12th grade. Hi~ 
daughter, Lou, 3, was absent. 



Betty Jo Davis of Black-burg. Ya.. 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ho- 
bart Roberts of Landover Mills. Md., and 
Mills Robert Everett, '49, son of Mrs. E. 
Lee Everett of Suffolk, Va. were married 
Saturday, April 10, in the Luther Me- 
morial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg. 
The bride's parents gave a reception after 
the ceremony in the Parish Hall of the 
Church. She attended National Business 
College in Roanoke. Mills was a member 
of Sigma Phi Beta. They are residing at 
201 Turner St., Blacksburg. 



A note form Atalita Chcgwin who at- 
tended Elon in 1944-45 and one semester 
in 1946 follows: 

"Will you please let my friends kirn*.. 
that I am back in the U. S. and that I 
would love to hear from them or see any 
of them that may be around this section 
of the country? My address is 2025 H 
St., NW, Washington 6, D. C." 



In a private ceremony on April 15, 
Billie Lee McDowell of Greensboro and 
Chapel Hill became the bride of Harold 
Gene Williamson, '50, of Burlington at 
West Market St. Methodist Church in 
Greensboro. Dr. Eugene C. Few, pastor, 
officiated. 

Mrs. Williamson is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. D. W. Carr of High Point 
and the groom is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred Williamson of Burlington. 

The bride is a 1951 graduate of High 
Point Memorial Hospital and is employed 
as a staff nurse at N. C. Memorial Hos- 
pital, Chapel Hill. The groom will be 
graduated from the University of North 
Carolina Medical School in June. They 
are residing at 302 McCauley St. in 
Chapel Hill. 



Dr. J. B. Walker, '41, is a candidate 
fcr re-election as Alamance County coro- 
ner subject to the Democratic primary 
May 29. 

He was graduated from the Medical 
College of Virginia and took his intern- 
ship at Stuart Circle hospital in Rich- 
mond. Dr. Walker began practice in 
Burlington in 1948 with his father. His 
wife is the former Carleise Coyner. They 
have three children and reside at 70S 
West Front St., Burlington. 



The former Mildred Coble, '44, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Coble of 
Burlington, is Mrs. E. C. Sanders, Jr., 
1720 Grevelia, Apt. G., South Pasadena, 
Cal. She is teaching in the exclusive West 
Ridge School for Girls in Pasadena. Her 
husband is plant manager for Burlington 
Mills. 



Mr. and Mrs. William McKinley of 
Greensboro announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Betty Jeane Tatum, '50 
(commercial), and Dudley Channon Mac- 
Kenjie of Flint, Mich., son of Mrs. Gladys 
Gould MacKcnzie of Arlington, Va. The 
wedding is planned for spring in the 
First Lutheran Church of Greensboro. 
Betty Jeane is employed by Duke Power 
Company. Her fiance is a graduate of 
Guilford College and is employed by 
General Motors in Flint. 



A June wedding will unite Mildred 
Marie Sharpe, '51, and Donald Lee Em- 
hler, both of High Point, in marriage. 
Mildred is teaching in the Jamestown el- 
ementary school. Mr. Embler, a graduate 
of High Point College, is employed a» 
secretary for Home Service Stores. 

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Elon Alumni News 

Commencement 

The speakers for the annual commence- 
ment exercises will provide an appropriate 
climax to a weekend of festivity and fun. 

The baccalaureate sermon, which is set 
for 11:30 on Sunday morning, May 30, 
will be delivered by the Rev. Aaron Mec- 
kel, pastor of the First Congregational 
Christian Church of St. Petersburg, Fla. 
He is a well known campus figure, hav- 
ing conducted Religious Emphasis Week 
services some years ago. He has also 
spoken on the campus on other occasions. 

The Honorable Mills E. Godwin, Jr., 
of Suffolk, Va., outstanding lawyer and 
a member of the Virginia State Senate, 
will deliver the commencement address 
at the graduation program at 10:30 in 
the morning on May 31. 

The speaker, who is a member of the 
Elon College Board of Trustees, is a 
leader in Old Dominion civic and politi- 
cal life, a past national chairman of the 
Ruritan Clubs, and this year's state chair- 
man of Virginia's Jackson Day Dinner. 



Elon College Commencement Calendar - 1 954 



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8.15 p.m. 



FRIDAY, MAY 28 
p.m. — The Senior Dance, Memorial Gymnasium 

SATURDAY, MAY 29 
a.m. — Class Reunion Breakfasts 
p.m. — Picnic Luncheon, South Campus 
p.m. — Alumni Business Meeting, Whitley Auditorium 
p.m. — Open House, Student Union 
p.m. — Alumni Banquet 

Gwendolyn Patton Fogleman, '27, Speaker 
-Shakespeare's "As You Like It", Outdoor Theater 



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SUNDAY, MAY 30 
a.m. — Baccalaureate Service 
p.m. — Vesper Recital, Whitley Auditorium 
p.m. — Oratorio — "Requiem" by Faure, Whitley Auditorium 

MONDAY, MAY 31 

a.m. — Graduating Exercises, Whitley Auditorium 

Address: Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr., Virginia State Senator 
m. — Luncheon, Alamance Social Hall 
Special Guests, Board of Trustees 
p.m. — Meeting of Board of Trustees 




Alumni from Norfolk-Portsmouth Chapter are pictured 
above. Upper right shows those who sat at the speaker's 
table. Left to right they are Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. 
Wilkins; Dr. L. E. Smith, president; Mrs. Boyd, alumni 



tecretary; Roger Gibbs, field secretary, speaker; Mrs. 
William P. Wilkins, Mr. Wilkins, and Mrs. Lavernc 
Porterfield Skipper. 



iSecroloap 



John T. Albntton, who attended Elon 
College during 1920-21, died of a heart 
attack at Camp Bryan near New Bern 
where he was hunting on December 9, 
1953. 

Mr. Albntton, farmer, merchant, civic 
leader, and a prominent citizen of Ca- 
lypso, was a member of the Baptist 
Church. He was a member of the Golds- 
boro Elks Lodge and chairman of the 
Dublin County Welfare Board. He is 
survived by his wife, the former Dorothy 
Hiatt, '24; a daughter, Mrs. James Wolfe 
of Calypso: two brothers and three sisters. 



Claude Marcus Cannon died in Raleigh 
on Febuary 18 after a three month illness. 

Mr. Cannon was graduated from Elon 
in 1921. For a number or years he served 
as business manager and registrar. He was 
associated with the Department of State 
for 10 years until he became ill a year 
ago and his health forced his retirement. 
He served in India, China, West Africa, 
Iraq, and Bagdad. His next assignment 
would have taken him to Greece. 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Isa- 
bella Watson Cannon, '24, of Raleigh; 
one brother, L. M. Cannon, '21, of David- 
son, and one sister, Mrs. Lula Raper ot 
High Point. 

Funeral services were held at Brown's 
Funeral Chapel in Raleigh. 



William John Norfleet of Suffolk, Va. 
passed away at Obici Memorial Hospital 
on June 27, 1953. He was Nansemond 
County Commissioner of Revenue for 18 
years. 



Word has just been received from his 
mother, Mrs. Wiley Craven of Ramseur, 
that Leonideth Owen Craven was fatally 
injured in an automobile accident on No- 
vember 22, 1953. Leonideth attended 
Elon during the 1949-50 school year. 



Simeon M. Atkinson, Richmond, Va. 
attorney, died suddeny March 29. He 
suffered a heart attack and died in a 
Richmond hospital a few hours later. 

Mr. Atkinson, a nephew of the late 
Dr. J. O. Atkinson, wa6 a native of Wake 
County, North Carolina. He was gradu- 
ated from Elon College with the Class of 

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1909, and continued his study at Harvard 
and Boston Universities. He became a 
practicing attorney in Richmond in 1915. 
He spent two years with the United 
States Army during World War I as a 
lieutenant. 

Mr. Atkinson was chairman of the 
beard of deacons of the Second Baptist 
Church in Richmond. He is survived by 
his widow, the former Miss Margaret 
Brickhouse of Norfolk, and one brother 
and one sister, both of Orlando, Fla. 

Funeral services were conducted in his 
Church in Richmond and burial was in 
Norfolk. 



There shall be music 

(Continued From Page 3) 

newspaper during the years paid high 
tribute to the singers for their outstanding 
programs, both at Christmas and com- 
mencement. Commencement presentations 
of this period included Hayden's "The 
Creation" in 1940, Verdi's "The Re- 
quiem" in 1941, Mendelssohn's "Elijah" 
in 1942, and Gaul's "The Holy City" in 
1943. 



Even though many student activities 
were discontinued during World War II, 
the Elon Choir kept up its program. Since 
there was a scarcity of male voices, the 
Air Force trainees on campus were called 
upon for help. Prof. Irving D. Bartley 
was director during that period. Miss 
Margaret Whittington directed one pres- 
entation of "The Messiah." 

Prof. Moore, who served several years 
in military service, was welcomed back to 
the faculty in the fall of 1945. His return 
and the addition of Prof. Westmoreland 
as choir director gave the Music Depart- 
ment its present-day appearance. At pres- 
ent, Prof. Moore is completing require- 
ments for the doctorate at Columbia 
University. 

The Choir continues to improve under 
the leadership of Prof. Westmoreland. 
Through his work and study abroad, he 
has gained wide acclaim and reputation as 
a director. The Choir's rendition of "The 
Messiah" attracts music lover6 from all 
over Piedmont North Carolina. Its Easter 
presentation of "The Seven Last Words 
of Christ" bids fair to rival the Christmas 



Elon Alumni News 

oratorio for popularity. He has continued, 
too, the brilliant series of commencement 
programs. 

Prof. Westmoreland has extended the 
scope of the annual concert tour program. 
It now includes a trip through North 
Carolina and Eastern Virginia at Christ- 
mas and a longer northern tour in the 
spring that spreads the name and fame of 
Elon College and its music through the 
Middle Atlantic States and into New 
England. 

During the 1954 concert tour which 
was made during spring holidays, the 
Choir gave 12 performances. The trip was 
made by special chartered bus. Mrs. Boyd 
served as chaperone on the trip. 

The Choir made appearances in five 
churches served by Elon alumni. They are 
Cypress Chapel Congregational Christian 
Church, Va., the Rev. Earl T. Farrell, 
'45; Hunterdale Congregational Christian 
Church, Franklin, Va., the Rev. Clyde L. 
Fields, '49; Rosemont Christian Church, 
South Norfolk, Va., the Rev. Melvin Dol- 
lar, '39; First Church of Christ, Cornwall, 
Conn., the Rev. William T. Scott, '50; 
and the United Congregational Church, 
Norwich, Conn., Dr. Edward W. W. 
Lewis, honorary alumnus, '53. Also, it 
is interesting to note that Dr. Roy C. 
Helfenstein, pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Christian Church of Richmond, 
Va., is the brother of a former Dean of 
Women at Elon. 

Two hostesses who arranged housing 
accommodations for choir members are 
Ruth Dunn, '48, in South Norfolk, and 
Susie Holland, '05, in Suffolk, Va. 

Perhaps singing in the majestic Wash- 
ington Cathedral in our national capital 
was one of the highlights of the tour for 
choir members. Also, the trip afforded 
an opportunity for the Elon Choir to 
sing before noted critics in Carl Fischer 
Concert Hall in New York City. 

A number of Elon College alumni and 
friends were in each of the concert au- 
diences. 

Judith Ingram, '54, was auditioned by 
the outstanding conductor of the Metro- 
politan Opera Company. She was en- 
couraged to continue her study in Nf" 
York City under the direction o) opera 
coaches to be suggested by the conductor. 

Elon students and alumni may well 
continue to boast of the excellence of 
their Choir, and express approval by en- 
joying its annual presentation during the 
coming Commencement weekend. 



Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes (continued) 



(Continued From Page 6) 

Joe Tomanchek, '50, has been named 
football line coach at Charlotte's Central" 
High School. He will also teach in the 
physical education department. Until he 
resigned recently the ex-Elon athletic 
luminary was head coach at North Meck- 
lenburg High School. Bryce Hurd, '53, 
will succeed Tomanchek as head coach in 
the North Mecklenburg school. 



Mrs. John C. Reese, the former Bilhe 
Greene, '5 2, of Durham, is teaching the 
second grade at Hope Valley school in 
Durham County. 



Edward Bjerk, '51, has been sent by 
the Duke University Medical School to 
a London, England hospital for a three 
month study course. He will specialize in 
pediatrics. 

Ed will visit his grandfather and other 
relatives whom he has never seen in Floro, 
Norway. He will also visit briefly with 
friends in Greece and France before re- 
turning to Duke in the summer. 

Following his graduation from Duke 
next Christmas, he will intern in pediat- 
rics in the Veterans Administration hos- 
pital at Long Beach, Cal. 



Mary Ann Hatch of Mount Olive and 
William Furman Harper, '51, of Hen- 
derson, were married January 24 in the 
First Methodist Church of Mount Olive, 
with the bride's pastor, the Rev. Russell 
Harrison, using the double-ring ceremony. 

Mrs. Harper attended Queens College, 
Charlotte, and was graduated from the 
Watts Hospital School of Nursing in 
Durham. The groom, a member of Kappa 
Psi Nu fraternity, is employed by Liggett 
and Myers Tobacco Co. 



Worth M- Womble, '51, is staff mana- 
ger for the Durham Life Insurance Co. 
in Norfolk. Three other Elonites, John- 
nie Broughton, Ed Watkins, '51, and 
Jack Snyder, '50, are associated in busi- 
ness with Worth. 



Charles B. "Shag" Myers, '52, is di- 
rector of the YMCA in Fieldale, Va. He 
is married to the former Emily Sue Las- 
ley, Duke graduate, who is teaching in 
the Fieldale elementary school. Their 
daughter, Bonnie Sue, is one year old. 

Shag holds the unique record of having 
been co-captain of four college champion- 
ship baseball teams; two at Oak Ridge 
Military Institute and two at Elon. 



Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Stafford of Bur- 
lington announce the engagement of their 
daughter, Betty Lou, to William Henley 
Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin 
H. Powers, Pickens, S. C. The wedding 
is scheduled for May. 

Betty Lou became a member of Beta 
Chi Epsilori while studying at Elon in 
the Business Dept. in 1952. She is secre- 
tary for Western Electric. Mr. Powers, a 
graduate of the University of South Car- 
olina, is an electrical engineer for Western 
Electric. 



Sarah Frances Phillips, '53 (commer- 
cial), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. 
Phillips of Haw River, and Harold Vance 
Linnens, of Richmond, Va., son of Mrs. 
Eliza Linnens, Route 3, Liberty, were 
married Saturday, April 10. 

After completing her commercial edu- 
cation at Elon, Mrs. Linnens became a 
member of the Payroll Dept. of the Cone 
Finishing Corp. The bridegroom is con- 
nected with the Virginia Transit Lines 
in Richmond. 



Pv.oger B. Wilson, '52, 144 Midway St., 
Providence 6, R. I., is promoter fcr R. I. 
News Company, affiliate of Union News. 
He visited Elon Choir members when 
they appeared in Norwich, Conn, on 
spring tour. 

During the summer of 1953, Roger at- 
tended the School of Public Relations 
and Communications at Bcston Univ. He 
enrolled in the Radio Institute, Television 
Workshop, and the George Gershwin 
Theater Workshop. He had experience as 
announcer, disc jockey, and control en- 
gineer at Boston University's Station 
WBUR. 



Mr. and Mrs. Zebulon Hamlet Lynch 
of Elon College announce the wedding of 
their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, '57, to 
William Alfred Holt, Jr., son of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Alfred Holt of Mebane. 
The wedding took place February 6 in 
Chesterfield, S. C. with the Rev. Lee 
Redferne as officiating minister. 

The bride is a member of the freshman 
class and of Tau Zeta Phi sorority. The 
groom is employed by Western Eectric 
of Burlington. 



Miss Girleta McPherson and Max 
Brown Vestal, '53, both of Asheboro, 
are planning a June wedding. Max is a 
student at Duke Divinity School and is 
serving as pastor of Spoon's Chapel and 
Pleasant Ridge Congregational Christian 
Churches. 



Mrs. Estelle Walker Harper, '99, and 
Mr. Frederick Mortimer Treat were mar- 
ried on Friday, February 26. They are 
residing at 804 Mount Vernon Avenue, 
Orlando, Florida. 

Mrs. Treat is the widow of the late Dr. 
William A. Harper, president of Elon 
College. 



Faculty Member 
Writes New Book 

A new book, "An Adventure With 
People," which is now available to the 
public through local book stores, was 
written by Dr. Ferris E. Reynolds, head 
of the Department of Philosophy and 
Religion. 

The book bears a subtitle describing it 
as "The Reading, Writing and Arithme- 
tic of Teaching Religion." It presents in 
clear and concise form methods that may 
be used by Sunday School teachers in 
churches of all denominations. 

Written in simple language that will 
be clearly understood by every layman, 
Prof. Reynolds' new volume is rich in 
illustrative material. It explains how 
every-day life experiences may be used as 
an aid in Bible teaching. 

The 96-page book, published by the 
Christian Education Press of Philadel- 
phia, brings to its readers the fruits of 



Dr. Reynolds' lengthy experience as a 
teacher of religion in both college and 
church. 




DR. F. E. REYNOLDS 



Elon Alumni News 
=== by James Waggoner 

Elon Close To Third Straight Eastern Division Championship 



SPORTLIGHT 



The Fighting Christian baseball team, 
whose pitching staff is regarded as one 
of the strongest in the North State Con- 
ference and in the entire State, is march- 
ing toward another Eastern Division 
championship. The powerful pitching staff 
has won six conference victories by shut 
outs. 

The baseballers have won 10 games in 
Conference play while losing only two. 
Their all-game record is 12-7. Proof of 
the brilliant pitching of the Christian 
mound staff is the fact that Elon has 
allowed the opposition only 1 3 runs in 
12 Conference games, and the rival bat- 
ters have averaged less than five hits per 
game. In Conference play, the Christian 
hurlers have held the opposing batters to 
one hit in three games, two hits in one 
game, three hits in one game, and four 
hits in two games. 

Five games are yet to be played — 

doubleheaders with High Point at High 
Point and East Carolina at Elon and a 



non-Conference game with Lynchburg 
College. 

After losing their first Conference game 
to East Carolina 2-0, the Christians went 
on to win 10 in a row. They tied an 
early season game with Guilford 3-3 but 
came back later to lambast the Quakers 
17-0. Two of Elon's shutout victories 
were recorded over Atlantic Christian 
14-0 and 1-0. A return double bill with 
ACC witnessed another double victory 
7-1 and 10-0 for the Fighting Christians. 

The Christians blanked Guilford twice 
again in loop tilts as Hamrick and Swice- 
good hurled shutout wins on April 24. 
These victories, by 11-0 and 5-0, stretch- 
ed Elon's first place margin in the Eastern 
Division of the North State Conference 
to three full games. 

Elon then defeated the High Point 
Panthers 10-2 and 3-2, giving Coach Doc 
Mathis' outfit a record of 10 wins and 
one loss in Conference play. Guilford 




College came from behind to hand Elon 
a 5 to 4 upset defeat, giving the Quakers 
their first baseball victory over Elon in 
three seasons. 

The Fighting Christians will play two 
more doubleheaders before the season 
closes, one with High Point and the other 
with East Carolina. Elon holds a two and 
one-half game advantage over second 
place East Carolina and is favored to win 
her third straight Eastern Division title 
in the North State Conference. 



Baseball 



Schedule 



Elon 4, Wake Forest 2 
Elon-Wake Forest (rain) 
Elon 0, East Carolina 2** 
Elon 3, Guilford 3* 
Elon 1, Williams 
Elon 5, Williams 6 
Elon 2, East Carolina 1** 
Elon 3, Reidsville 6 
Elon 2, Lynchburg 4 
Elon 17, Guilford 0** 
Elon 14, ACC 0** 
Elon 1, ACC 0** 
Elon 5, Bur-Gra 7 
Elon 2, Hampden-Sidney 8 
'Elon 7, ACC 1** 
Elon 10, ACC 0** 
Elon 11, Guilford 0** 
Elon 5, Guilford 0** 
Elon 10, High Point 2** 
Elon 3, High Point 2** 
Elon 4, Guilford 5** 

Remaining Games 
May 3 — High Point, home (2) 
May 5 — Lynchburg, away 
May 8 — East Carolina, home. (2) 

* Indicates tie game 

** Indicates North State Conference 
Game 



SHERRILL HALL 



EASTERN DIVISION 

Team W L Pet. 

Elon 11 2 .846 

East Carolina 7 4 .636 

Atlantic Christian 7 4 .500 

Guilford 4 8 .333 

Hgh Point 2 10 .167 



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Elon Alumni News 

HOW CHRISTIANS BAT 

BATTING AVERAGES 

G AB R H 

Mclntyre 1 4 5 14 

McDaniel '. 20 68 11 21 

Hall 5 10 3 

Langston 20 64 9 19 

Thompson 20 66 17 19 

Packard 20 52 12 14 

Conger 9 19 6 5 

Watts 18 58 7 15 

Myers 19 60 16 15 

Green 18 37 6 9 

Laughlin 13 24 3 5 

Hamrick 8 16 2 3 

Hobgood 12 24 5 4 

Snyder 4 6 1 

Armfield 7 14 1 2 

Dofflemyer 16 34 7 4 

Swicegood 6 12 2 1 

Smith 8 16 2 1 

Wilborn 6 5 10 

Scott 5 6 

Bergman 5 7 

PITCHING RECORDS 

G IP K H W 

Conger 8 40 50 21 4 

Hall 5 32 42 15 3 

Hamrick 6 37 35 23 2 

Swicegood 5 37 34 22 3 



RBI Avg. 


1 


800 


14 


309 


3 


300 


12 


297 


14 


288 


8 


269 


2 


263 


2 


259 


2 


259 


8 


243 


1 


208 


4 


188 





167 





167 


1 


143 


5 


118 


1 


083 





040 





000 





000 





000 



Pet. 

1.000 
.750 
.666 
.500 





RED McDAHIEL 



Coach Varney Makes 

Public 1954 

Schedule 

The Fighting Christians of Elon Col- 
lege will play nine football games during 
the coming 1954 grid campaign, according 
to the schedule released by Coach Sid 
Varney. The Christian schedule includes 
two new opponents, both from the 
Southern Conference for the opening and 
closing contests. 

The Elon eleven will meet The Citadel 
in the opener, and then on Saturday be- 
fore Thanksgiving will battle the David- 
son Wildcats in the closing game of 
the year. 

The schedule follows : 

Sept. 25 — The Citadel, away 

Oct. 2 — Appalachian, away 

Oct. 9 — East Carolina, home 

Oct. 16 — Newberry, away 

Oct. 23 — -Catawba, home 

Oct. 30 — Western Carolina, away 

Nov. 6 — Guilford, away 

Nov. 13 — Lenoir Rhyne, home 

Nov. 20 — Davidson, away 



Rakes Trophy Is 
Sponsored By 
Fraternity 

Members of Iota Tau Kappa Fraternity 
voted recently to sponsor a trophy in 
memory of their late fraternity brother, 
Billy Rakes. Billy, a former sports star, 
was fatally injured last summer in an au- 
tomobile accident, while he and a party 
of friends were enroute to the beach. 

The trophy will be awarded to t.hc 
person who does the most for sports at 
Elon during the year and it will bear 
Rakes' name. 



McDaniel Is Top 
Batsman In 20 Games 

Co-captain Red McDaniel, catcher and 
outfielder for the Fighting Christians this 
season, is leading the Elon College base- 
ball squad with a .309 batting record 
after the last of the Guilford games. Ron- 
nie Mclntyre, Christian pitcher, is hitting 
a lofty .800, but he has only been at bat 



five times. 

The husky catcher-outfielder, the only 
regular batting .300 or better, has banged 
out 20 hits in 68 trips to the plate. 
Co-captain Speedy Langston is batting 
second to McDaniel with a .297 mark. 

The Christian squad, which at first had 
difficulty in its hitting department, has 
boosted the team average to .235, while 
holding its opponents to an average x>i 
five hits per game. 

Luther Conger has turned in the top 
pitching record thus far with four wins 
and no defeats. Sherrill Hall is second 
with three wins and one loss. Hamrick 
and Swicegood have won three and two 
games respectively. The seven defeats in- 
clude one each by Hall and Hamrick, 
two for Mclntyre, and three for Swice- 



Leading in the runs-batted in depart- 
ment are Co-Captain Red McDaniel and 
Nick Thompson with 14 each. Thompson 
leads in stolen bases with four thefts. 
Green is leading in triples with four, and 
Packard is leading in sacrifices with three. 
Speedy Langston and Alton Myers are 
leading in doubles with three apiece, and 
Red McDaniel has two homers to lead in 
that department. 

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Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF ALUMNI DUES FOR 1953 AND 1954 



1891 

Rev. N. G. Newman $10.00 

1892 

C. D. West 10.00 

1893 

L. R. Jones 10.00 

Mrs. W. P. Lawrence 5.00 

1894 

Mrs. E. H. Morris 10.00 

1895 

S. M. Smith 5.00 

1896 

John P. Lee 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Saunders 5.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Williams 5.00 

1898 

Robert H. Porter 5.00 

1899 

Mrs. Jennie Trotman 10.00 

1901 

Mrs. Levi Burke 5.00 

B. G. Porter 5.00 

1902 

Mrs. Annie S. Calhoun 5.00 

Mrs. Mary W. Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. M. V. Leathers 5.00 

1903 

Dr. 6? Mrs. D. L Boone 10.00 

R. C. Cox 5.00 

1904 

Rev. J. O. Cox 5.00 

G. C. Davidson 5.00 

D. R. Fonville 10.00 

1905 

D. M. Davidson 5.00 

C. E. Holland 5.00 

H. M. Holland 10.00 

1906 

Mrs. Goldie H. Britt 5.00 

C. A. Hines 5.00 

Dr. C. W. McPherson 5.00 

1907 

J. R. Kirk 25.00 

H. M. Loy 10.00 

V. C. Pntchett 10.00 

Mrs. L. E. Smith 10.00 

1908 

Mrs. J. D. McClenny 5.00 

C. C. Howell 10.00 

1909 

S. M. Atkinson 10.00 

Mrs. B. D. Crocker 10.00 

Dr. S. C. Harrell 5.00 

J. D. McClenny 5.00 

A. T. West 5.00 

Prof. J. W. Barney 10.00 

Mrs. Carrie B. Dees 5.00 

1910 

Mrs. W. D. Dees 5.00 

W. W. Elder 10.00 

Dr. y Mrs. A. C. Hall 10.00 

Dr. L. E. Smith 10.00 

1911 

R. C. Campbell 10.00 

Mrs. R. M. Harris 5.00 

J- J- Incle 10.00 

Mr. y Mrs. M. W. McPherson. . . 5.00 

Miss Lila Newman 5.00 

Rev. H. E. Truitt 5.00 

Miss Edith Walker 5.00 

Mrs. R. F. Warren 10.00 

12 — 



1912 

Mrs. Lois D. Campbell 10.00 

E. L. Daughtry 5.00 

Mrs. M. C. Lassister 5.00 

Miss Annie Satterfield 5.00 

1913 

Nellie Sue Fleming 10.00 

Mrs. W. A. Fonvielle 10.00 

Proj. A. L. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Annie B. Johnson 5.00 

Pearl Tuck 5.00 

W. S. Wicker .- 10.00 

1914 

Mrs. A. L. Hook 5.00 

1915 

Mrs. H. L. Faulkner 5.00 

Mrs. S. R. Gay 5.00 

Mrs. R. K. Hancock 10.00 

Prof. R. K. Hancock 10.03 

I. Paul Ingle 5.00 

Mrs. Oma U. Johnson 5.00 

Mrs. Mac Matthews 1 .00 

Mrs. B. G. Porter 5.00 

1916 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

S. T. Holland 10.00 

Ruth Johnson 10.00 

Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 

Rev. J. F. Apple 5.00 

J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

Garland Huffman 5.00 

Mrs. Garland Huffman 5.00 

Dr. 6? Mrs. H. S. Smith 10.00 

Prof. H. Lee Thomas 10.00 

Dr. J. G. Truitt 5.00 

Dr. W. J. B. Truitt 5.00 

L. W. Vaughan, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. S. A. Yancey 10.00 

1918 

Gertrude Browne 10.00 

Mrs. F. S. Castor 5.00 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane 5.00 

Mrs. J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

Mrs. Lucille Cullers 10.00 

W. A. Fonvielle 15.00 

Mrs. S. C. Harrell 5.00 

Rev. F. C. Lester 5.00 

W. L Monroe 50.00 

G. M. Reed 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Rogers 5.00 

Mr. y Mrs. R. M. Rothgeb .... 10.00 

1919 

D- H. S. Hardcastle 5.00 

T. E. Powell 5.00 

Maggie Taylor 5.00 

1920 

Mrs. J. P. Cross 5.00 

D. H. Dofflemyer 5.00 

Josephine Farmer 5.00 

J. L. Floyd, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. Toshio Sato 2.00 

T. R. Wall 5.00 

Mrs. Lily K. Young 5.00 

1921 

Prof. L. B. Ezell 5.00 

Mrs. O. F. Gilliam 5.00 

W. E. Harward 5.00 

C. R. Hutchison 10.00 

B. B. Johnson 10.00 

H. W. Johnson 5.00 

1922 

Guy E. Barker 10.00 

R. L Bunch 5.00 

Mrs. H. S. Hardcastle 5.00 

Dr. J. D. Messick 10.00 



Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. George Robbins 5.00 

W. L. Rudd 6.00 

1923 

T. H. Andrews 10.00 

Mrs. Helen Cannon 5.00 

Lizzie G. Chandler 5.00 

Pattie Coghill 5.00 

E. O. Falkner 5.00 

Mrs. A. W. Kelley 5.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

W. W. Sellers 10.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White 5.00 

Col. Worth Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. L. L. Wilkins 10.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. G. D. Underwood . . 10.00 

1924 

Mrs. Dorothy Albritton 5.00 

J. R. Barker 5.00 

W. C. Brown 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Fesmire 20.00 

H. C. Hainer 5.00 

Louise Homewood 5.00 

Rev. A. H. Hook 5.00 

G. C. Mann 5.00 

M. L. Patrick 10.00 

1925 

D. Y. Brannock 10.00 

E. M. Carter 5.00 

W. C. Elder 10.00 

Mary Lee Foster 5.00 

Rev. H. I. Isley 1.00 

Mrs. L. A. Ligon 5.00 

Mrs. Z. M. Sechrest 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 25.00 

R. W. Utley 10.00 

Louise Watkins 5.00 

L. V. Watson 10.00 

1926 

G. D. Colclough 5.00 

C. W. Gordon 10.00 

Dr. D. L Harrell, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. S. L. Lane 5.00 

J. L. Lynch 5.00 

. Foy Matlock 5.00 

J. V. Simpson 5.00 

Mrs. J. G. Truitt 5.00 

Dr. D. B. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. R. A. Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 

Mr. y Mrs. A. B. Fogleman 10.00 

A. B. Johnson 10.00 

Dr. D. W. Jones 10.00 

E. P. McLeod 5.00 

C. E. Newman 10.00 

Rev. T. F. Wright 5.00 

Gladys H. Yates 5.00 

1928 

F. H. Alexander 5.00 

Julia Clem 5.00 

June H. Conrad 5.00 

Mrs. R. M. Fonville 5.00 

Mrs. Nell O. Gordon 10.00 

Myrtle Iseley 5.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley 10.00 

H. L. Neal 10.00 

Fleda Summers 5.00 

Rev. G. H. Veazey 5.00 

J. R. Walker 5.00 

Paul C. Walker 5.00 

1929 

Mrs. Joe B. Currin 10.00 

H. T. Efird 10.00 

Mrs. W. L Flenniken 10.00 

H. L. Hughes 5.00 

Dace W. Jones 5.00 

W. P. Lawrence 5.00 

Dr. D. B. Long 10.00 



G. E. Kii.g 5.00 

Mrs. Mary B. Rouse 5.00 

1930 

Dr. F. S. Caddell 5.00 

S. F. Jackson 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth A. Lawrence 5.00 

C. H. Thompson 5.00 

G. A. York 5.00 

1931 

Mrs. Lois McA. Bost 5.00 

M. W. Carrow 10.00 

Mrs. G. D. Colclough 5.00 

Mrs. Rachel J. Harden 5.00 

K. B. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. J. H. Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. C. H. Ward 5.00 

Mrs. Eugenia G. Wilson 5.00 

1932 

Mrs. Anna B. Holland 10.00 

C. L. Jones 5.00 

Rev. J. S. Jones 5.00 

J. M. Lowry 5.00 

Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

R. A. Richardson 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins 10.00 

1933 

Rufus Abernathy 5.00 

W. T. Arthur 5.00 

Rev. J. R. Dickens 5.00 

G. R. Hams 5.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston 5.00 

Mrs. Carl Key 5.00 

Rev. Carl Key 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie W. Lally 10.00 

J. H. Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. Max Tuttle 5.00 

1934 

Mrs. Geneva H. Cameron 5.00 

Helen Clinedinst 5.00 

K. K. Hughes 5.00 

Mrs. K. K. Hughes 5.00 

Rev. F. E. Hyde 5.00 

Walter C. Latham 5.00 

E. I. LeKites 10.00 

Thelma Morris 5.00 

Alma Smith 5.00 

Mr. N. B. Waters 5.00 

Mrs. N. B. Waters 5.00 

Mrs. Cecil B. Wilkins 5.00 

1935 

Rev. W. J. Andes 5.00 

Scott Boyd 5.00 

Mrs. Scott Boyd 5.00 

Otis T. Bray 5.00 

L. C. Channing 10.00 

Ben T. Holden 5.00 

Dr. J. R. Kernodle 10.00 

Rev. R. M. Man 5.00 

1936 

W. L. Cooper, Jr 10.00 

C. A. Hughes 5.00 

Ryland E. Johnson 12.00 

Mrs. J. R. Kernodle 10.00 

Dr. J. E. Rawls 10.00 

N. L. Senter 5.00 

Mrs. E. L. Smith 15.00 

Mrs. Esther H. Miller 10.00 



Report of dues continued 

William H. Maness 10.00 

J. Z. McBrayer 5.00 

C. T. Pritchett 5.00 

N. Bruce Walker 5.00 

1939 

Edith Brannock 5.00 

R. S. Cromlish 20.00 

Maj. J. L. Edwards 5.00 

Mrs. J. L. Edwards 5.00 

Dr. Jack Ganan 10.00 

William Jones 5.00 

Al C. Mastro 5.00 

Mrs. R. O. McDonald 5.00 

C. W. Moricle 5.00 

1940 

W. H. Brooks 5.00 

Mrs. Hazel Dellinger 5.00 

A. W. Fuller 5.00 

J. L. Frye 5.00 

S. R. Peebles 5.00 

Dr. C. H. Rawls 5.00 

Mrs. Mary H. Spencer 5.00 

1941 

Mrs. M. C. Covington 5.00 

E. A. Gordon 5.00 

C. G. Hook 5.00 

A. A. Iseley 5.00 

Mary Pritchett 5.00 

P. D. Pruden, Jr 10.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker 5.00 

1942 

C. T. Bean 10.00 

Margaret Carroll 5.00 

Dr. J. L. Dellinger 5.00 

Johnnie Georgio 5.00 

Nelly May Holt 5.00 

Mrs. Edna B.. Harrington 5.00 

Mrs. Alice Hornaday 5.00 

Dr. M. W. Phillips 10.00 

Emma Rascoe 5.00 

W. C. Rawls 5.00 

T. H. Rudd 5.00 

Mrs. C. E. Scott 5.00 

R. H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

1943 

Mrs. Rena B. Appel 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes R. Boggus 5.00 

Dr. G. M. Bullard 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna 10.00 

James F. Darden 5.00 

Dr. H. J. Liverman 10.00 

Elizabeth Manchester 5.00 

Mrs. R. H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

H. A. Stolte 5.00 

1944 

Rev. M. W. Andes 5.00 

W. E. Butler, Jr 5.00 

R. L. Cubell 5.00 

Mrs. J. F. Darden 5.00 

C. O. Mann 5.00 

Dr. M. E. Walker 10.00 

Dr. Sarah L. Warren 10.00 

1945 

Mrs. D. B. Harrell 5.00 

Mrs. Lula B. Helvenston 5.00 

C. C. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Mary O. Thompson 5.00 



1937 

Mrs. Hilda H. Brown 5.00 

Rev. W. A. Grissom 5.00 

Allen A. Lloyd 5.00 

W. W. Loy 10.00 

R. A. Whitten, Jr 10.00 

1938 

Vernon Braxton 5.00 

Mr. y Mrs. J. C. Brooks 20.00 

Arthur Greenwald 5.00 

Mrs. Allen A. Lloyd 5 00 

Dr. C. E. Kernodle 10.00 

Dr. J. T. King 5.00 



1946 

Dr. C. F. Biddix 5.00 

Mrs. G. M. Bullard 10.00 

Dorothy Foltz 5.00 

H. T. Huff 10.00 

Mrs. G. C. Johnson 10.00 

Rev. C. R. Martin 5.00 

Ida Parker 5.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. Gene Poe 5.00 

Rev. J. H. Sunburn 5.00 

1947 

Rev. Fred P. Register 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Reid 5.00 

Dorothy Salmons 10.00 



1948 

Ruth Dunn 5.00 

R. L. Ellis 5.00 

D. B. Harrell 5.00 

Rev. B. A. Leebrick 5.00 

Mrs. I. H. Vickery 5.00 

1949 

G. P. Domenick 5.00 

M. R. Everett 10.00 

Rev. Clyde Fields 5.00 

F. C. Jackson 5.00 

W. D. Little . 5.00 

W. T. Moore 10.00 

Wallace H. Owen 5.00 

Mrs. Fred P. Register 5.00 

F. E. Scott 5.00 

I. H. Vickery 5.00 

J. C. Washburn, Jr 5.00 

1950 

W. S. Beale 10.00 

H. B. Daniels, Jr 10.00 

Nellie F. Davis 5.00 

Ed Drew 5.00 

Rev. J. R. Hailey 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Havens 5.00 

A. L. Mizell 10.00 

R. S. Moore 5.00 

W. H. Perkinson 5.00 

W. E. Phillips 20.00 

Mrs. Martha Vance 5.00 

Mrs. Shirley Wentz 5.00 

W. L. Williams, Jr 5.00 

1951 

D. D. Berry 5.00 

G. B. Grinstead 5.00 

Mrs. J. R. Hailey 5.00 

M. J. Howell 5.00 

W. O. Johnston 5.00 

F. G. Sahlman 5.00 

John Vance, Jr 5.00 

C. C. Woods, Jr 10.00 

1952 

G. W. Etheridge 5.00 

Roger Gibbs 3.50 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lindsay . . . 5.00 

J. B. Stephenson 5.00 

Frank L. Ward 5.00 

R. B. Wilson 10.00 

D. H. Scott, Jr 5.00 

UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson 5.00 

Mrs. W. T. Beaty 5.00 

Mrs. L. E. Carlton 5.00 

J. M. Coble 5.00 

J. B. Congleston 5.00 

Mrs. Annie Denton 5.00 

J. C. Dillingham 5.00 

Staley P. Gordon 10.00 

E. B. Hatch 5.00 

A. J. Holland 10.00 

Dr. W. M. Pinnix 5.00 

Mrs. J. E. Rawls 10.00 

Miss Tommie Strader 5.00 

Mrs. M. B. Walker 5.00 

H. E. Whitesell 5.00 

HONORARY 

Hon. R. W. Babson 10.00 

Dr. E. J. Bullock 20.00 

Dr. G. W. Lawrence 10.00 

Rev. J. R. Scotford 5.00 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Advertising and profit 159.52 

GRAND TOTAL $2,876.52 

(All 1953 graduates are honorary mem- 
bers for 1953-1954) 



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From The President's Desk 



It is an inspiration to sit in the auditorium at Chapel Hour and see 
the students file in for worship. They come and continue to come until the 
auditorium is comfortably tilled downstairs and at least two'thirds filled 
upstairs. The enrollment to date is 910. This is the largest student enroll- 
ment we have ever had at Elon College at any one time. To properly 
instruct and guide these students, a greater number of instructors is re- 
quired. Five well-trained and capable instructors have been added to the 

regular staff. The college moves on 
from every commendable standpoint, 
with the possible exception of physical 
equipment. 

As we all know, there has not been 
a new dormitory erected on the Elcn 
College campus for years and years and 
years. The Board of Trustees of the 
college is aware of this fact. It is also 
aware ot the recognized need of new 
dormitories and a . new dining room 
Flans have b:en laid to remedy these 
conditions. It is expensive to build. 
These buildings are needed immediate- 
ly. We do not have the money in hand 
to pay the cost of the erection of these 
buildings. The Board of Trustees has 
applied to the Housing and Home Fi- 
nance Agency of the United States 
Government for a loan of $675,000 
with which to pay lor the erection of two dormitories and a dining room 
- Virginia Hall for girls and Carolina Hall for boys. The application has 
been received and approved by the government and the money set aside 
ior this purpose. However, there are specific requirements that must be 
met. We all realize that when you deal with the United States Govern- 
ment, you are confronted with a lot of red tape. We are confidently ex- 
pecting to receive word at most any day that the application in detail has 
been approved and that we may proceed with the proposed new construc- 
tions on the Elon College campus. The money will be borrowed on a 
iorty-year amortization plan at three and one-fourth percent interest. The 
entire amount may be paid if we wish at any time without penalty. 

As soon as the go sign is given, we hone to organize the college and 
church constituencies to provide for the entire amount in cash and pledges. 
Our Alma Mater is experiencing the most hopeful and enthusiastic session 
in all of its history. Your cooperation is desired and needed. 

LEON EDGAR SMITH, '10 
President 




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Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

October, 1954 Vol. XIII, No. 1 

Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of the 
Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 
College, N. C. Entered as second class 
matter November 22, 1937, at the post 
office at Elon College, N. C, under the 
Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, "25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. .. Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College .... Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, '32. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36 Burlington 
Mrs. bessie nolmes Kobbins, '22. Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '3 3 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. . .Greensboro 

(Presidents of Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 ....Charlotte 
Miss Lizzie U. Chandler, '23 ... .Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28. . . .Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, '18 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. .Winston-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon Ccllege 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 
Roland Longest, '41 ...... .Elon Collegt 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutch field, '41 Greensboro 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52. .. .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



Dear Alumnus: 

The beginning of another school year offers a real challenge to 
the alumni of Elon College. With an all' time record enrollment of 
910 students and an improved morale on the campus, nothing 
should be allowed to prevent us from also making great strides in 
our effort to become a more meaningful organization. 

Your attention is respectfully directed to our new plan to en- 
courage greater active membership in our General Alumni Associa- 
tion as outlined on page 6. Letters showing class apportionments 
are being prepared and will be mailed soon. If our Association is 
to be as succesful as we want it to be, we must not fail to become 
active members immediately. A check for $5.00 — or more if you 
desire — from each alumnus would make it possible for us to 
greatly surpass our goal. It is encouraging to note many new names 
in our list of active members on page 12. If your name does not 
yet appear, won't you mail your check today? 

We are looking forward to an enjoyable Homecoming week 
end. Student and faculty committees are working with your secre' 
tary in an effort to map out a well-rounded schedule of activities. 
A registration desk will be set up in Alamance Parlor for your 
convenience. An attendant will be on duty throughout Saturday 
to distribute programs and give you any desired information. Hous- 
ing can be provided without cost for those who desire it. It will be 
necessary that you bring bed linens and towels. Meals will be avail- 
able for guests in the College dining hall. 

Reunion Classes for the 1955 Commencement are: 

1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 
1935, 1940, 1945, 1950 

Why not start planning now for a return to the Elon College 
campus during the 1955 Commencement program? You will enjoy 
meeting new friends and renewing old acquaintances. 



Faithfully yours, 
Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, 
Executive Secretary 



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Elon Alumni News 



Homecoming Set For October 22-23 



Elons annual Homecoming is sched- 
uled for the week end of October 
22'23. The date was set at a meeting 
of the executive committee of the 
General Alumni Association. Both 
alumni and students are moving 
ahead with plans to make the 1954 
Homecoming one of the biggest and 
best in the history of the institution. 

The observance will get under way 
with the Homecoming Ball Friday 
night. Oct. 2 2. in Alumni Memorial 
Gymnasium. Jimmy Perkin's four 
teen-piece orchestra will furnish 
music for the Ball. A committee 
headed by Holland Taylor of New- 
port News. Va. and Sylvia Eaton of 
Burlington, is in charge of student 
participation and promotion of the 
event. The commttee is also mapping 
plans for the parade and pep rally. 
The pep rally will be held at the gym- 
nasium immediately following the 
parade on Saturday afternoon. Floats 
designed by various student groups 
and the Elon College band will par- 
ticipate in the parade. It is expected 
that the band with a number of new 
instruments will add much color to 
the festivities. 

Alumni who are now engaged in 
coaching will be honor guests during 
the week end. A banquet will be 
held in the college dining room Sat- 
urday evening for the coaches who 
will recieve a special tribute at half- 
time of the football game. An inter- 
esting program is being worked out 
for the occasion. Mr. L. J. Perry, '23, 
executive secretary of the North Car- 
olina High School Athletic Assoc, 
will attend. Since it is impossible to 
keep and accurate list of coaches, all 
are urged to make reservations with 
the alumni secretary immediately. 
Reservation; should be made by 
Wednesday October 2<>th. for this 
complimentary banquet. 

In addition to the student home- 
coming committee, a number of fac- 
ulty members arc serving as an advis- 
ory group in connectaon with plan, 
for the annual observance. They are 
Roger Gibbs. field secretary, Miss 
Hazel Walker, registrar, Prof. J. C. 
Colley, Prof, Turn Fox, and Dean 
Mary Zink. Plans for activities other 
than those mentioned above are in 
the making and will be announced 
after this publication has gone to 
press. 

Our young and inexperienced foot- 
ball team, the Fighting Christians, 
need your support. Make plans now 
to attend Homecoming. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 2 

8:00 — 12:00 P.M. — Homecoming Ball, Alumni Gymnasium 
Music by Jimmy Perkins' Orchestra 

9:00 P.M. — Presentation of Homecoming Queen and Court 

10:00 P.M. — Recognition of Class Representatives 

SATURDAY. OCTOBER 23 

Registration of Alumni In Ala?nance Parlor Throughout The Day 
1 1 :00 A.M. — Judging of Housing Decorations by Special Alumni Committee 

1 :30 P.M. — Formation ol Cars for Parade 

Pep Rally led by Cheerleaders and Elon College Band immedi- 
ately following parade. 

8:00 P.M.— Elon College vs. Catawba 

Half-time Intermission Presentation of Homecoming Queen, 
sponsors, and special guests. 



ELON GRADS RECEIVE DOCTORATES 




Elon College was well represented at the June 7th Commencement of the 
Univ. of N. C. Six alumni were awarded doctor's degrees. Shown, left to 
right, they are Robert Lee Daniel, '50, DDS; James A. Foust, Jr., '48, DDS; 
Albert Vernon Coble, '41, DDS,; J. Earl Danieley, '46, Ph.D.; Harold G. 
Williamson, '50, M.D.; and Joe Robinson, '50, M.D. Dr. Danieley is 
Dean of the Elon faculty. Dr. Coble is practicing dentistry in Burlington, 
Dr. Daniel is in Reidsvillc, and Dr. Foust is setting up an office in Mebane. 
Dr. Williamson is interning at Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro while 
Dr. Robinson is serving at the University Medical Center. 



Elon Alumni News 




Upper left pictures members of the reunion class of 1924. Left to right they are Louise Homewood. Yanceyville; the 
Rev. G. C. Crutchfield, Elon College; Mrs. Nannie Aldridge Fonville, Burlington; Mrs. Mary Hall Stryker Betts, 
Charlottesville, Va.; Mrs. Essie Cotten Henderson, Graham; Mrs. Delia Cotten Scott, Elon College; L. E. Fesmire, 
Greensboro; J. Dan Barber, Charlotte; Mrs. Mary Lawrence Mackintosh, Elon College; Prof. G. C. Mann, Cypress 
Chapel, Va.; Dr. William T. Scott, Elon College; and J. Mark McAdams, Elon College. Lower left shows members 
of the cast of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Upper center pictures the senior procession, while lower center gives 
a glimpse of the alumni banquet. Upper right shows the figure at the Senior Ball. Lower right pictures the Hon. 
Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Suffolk, Va., commencement speaker. 



Highlights Of Sixty-Fourth Annual Commencement 



Elon's sixty-fourth annual commen- 
cement program opened on Friday 
evening, May 28, with the Senior 
Dance. Jointly sponsored by President 
and Mrs. L- E. Smith and the Alum- 
ni Association, the formal affair 
proved to be one of the highlights of 
the weekend. Seniors, reunion class 
members, and other alumni were hon- 
ored in Alumni Memorial Gymnasi- 
um which was beautifully decorate:! 
with Japanese lanterns, ivy and 
palms. Representatives of reunion 
classes were included in the receiving 
line. Refreshments were served at in- 
termission. 

Alumni Day was held on Satur- 
day, May 29. Various classes cele- 
brated their respective anniversaries. 
The Class of 1924 celebrating its 
thirtieth anniversary was entertained 
at breakfast by Dr. and Mrs. William 
T. Scott at their home in Elon Col- 
lege. Assisting the hosts were Mes- 
dames C.C. Fonville, I.I. Henderson, 
Edwin M. Betts, J. Mark McAdams 
and T. H. Mackintosh. Twelve mem- 
bers reported the most enjoyable 
meeting of their group since gradua- 
tion day. 

A picnic luncheon consisting of 
ham biscuits and trimmings was serv- 
ed on South Campus. This was fol- 
lowed by a business meeting of the 



General Association in Whitley Au- 
ditorium at two o'clock which was 
well attended. President William B. 
Terrell presided. Reports were ren- 
dered by the executive secretary, the 
Registrar, Dean, Chairman of the De- 
partment of Athletics and Physical 
Education, Memoirs committee, Pres- 
ident L. E. Smith, and Chairman of 
the Special Committee. 

Open House was held in the Stu- 
dent Union immediately preceding 
the Alumni Banquet at six o'clock in 
the College dining hall. Hostesses 
were Mrs. Mary Brannock Rouse. 
'29; Mrs. T. H. Makintosh, '24; Mrs. 
Cary, Matlock, '45; Mrs. Fred Yar- 
brough, '52; and Miss Hazel Walker. 
'44, chairman of committee. 

Mr. Terrell presided at the alumni 
banquet. Special music was rendered 
by Charles A. Lynam, '52. Reunion 
classes were seated together and rec- 
ognized as groups. Dr. L. E. Smith 
welcomed the seniors, who were spe- 
cial guests, into the Alumni Associa- 
tion. W. Cliff Elder, '25, presented 
the Outstanding Alumnus award to 
Mrs. Glenn P. Holder, the former 
Rose Howell, honor graduate of the 
Class of 1925. Mrs. Holder who re- 
sides with her family at Long Covert, 
My Lady's Manor, Monkton, Md. : 
has enjoyed a successful career in 



newspaper work and is currently 
writing a novel. She, however, ac- 
cepted the award as representative 
of all Elon women who are making 
successes as mothers and homemakers. 

Mrs. A. Brown Fogleman of Bur- 
lington, the former Gwendolyn Pat- 
ton, Class of 1927, was introduced 
by Mrs. Oma U. Johnson, '15, as 
alumni orator. Her appealing talk on 
primary education was enthusiastical- 
ly received. 

The Rev. Aaron Nathaniel Meckel 
of the First Congregational Church 
of St. Petersburg, Fla.. delivered the 
baccalaureate sermon on Sunday mor- 
ning. The commencement address was 
delivered by the Honorable Mills E. 
Godwin, Jr., of Suffolk, Va., on 
Monday, May 3 1 . Diplomas and cer- 
tificates were awarded by Dr. Smith. 
Dr. Jesse H. Dojlar, '25, presented 
bibles to the seniors. Honorary de- 
grees were conferred upon Rev. Ed- 
ward E. Martz,, the Hon. Mills E. 
Godwin and the Rev. A. N. Meckel. 
President Smith delivered the charge 
to the graduating class. 

The commencement weekend was 
widely acclaimed as one of the most 
successful in the history of Elon 
College. 

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Elon Alumni News 



- - WITH THE CLASSES 



1906 

Judge Charles A. Hines of Greens- 
boro is a member of the law firm, 
Hines and Boren. He eompleted law 
school at the University of N. C. He 
specializes in real estate, corporation 
and municipal law. He has served as 
Judge and State Senator, and is active 
in many civic enterprises. Judge 
Hines is a loyal Elon alumnus. 

1912 

Mrs. Jewel Michael Banks of Yad- 
kinville is Superintendent of Public 
Welfare for Yadkin County. 

Mrs. M. B. Walker, the former 
Bera Motley, resides at 33 30 St. 
John's Ave.. Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. 
Walker is District Manager for 
Cadillac Division of General Motors 
Corp. He is connected with the 
General Motors Engineering School 
and other activites. 

The Walkers have two children. 
Hazel is married to Dr. C. M. Gilli- 
kin. chief of medicine at U.S.P.H.S. 
Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y.. and 
they have four children, Charles, Jr. 
Bera Lvnne, Craig, and Cheryl. 

Mildred is Mrs. Fred O. Utley. 
Her husband is Dist. Mgr. for the 
Cadillac Motor Car Division in Char- 
lotte. Their children are Cynthia and 
Sandra. 

1916 

Myrtle Moser is bookkeeper at the 
Home Furniture Co. in Burlington 
She is secretary of the Alamance 
County Alumni Chapter. 

1917 

The Rev. J. Frank Apple of Hen- 
derson recently resigned his position 
as teacher in the Henderson Junior 
High School. His retirement came af- 
ter thirty-two years of teaching in 
connection with his church work. 
Also, he is completing his fifteenth 
year as pastor of the First Congre- 
gational Christian Church in Hender- 
son. 

1918 

Mr. W. L. Monroe resides at 1896 
Monroe Dr., N. E.. Atlanta, ('.a He 
is one of the South's finest nursery- 
men. Upon receipt of a notti n 
cerning alumni dues. Mr. Monroe 
wrote the following: "My birthday 
is November 8th. At that time. I 
make it a rule to send $50 for alumni 
dues." What an unselfish way I 
ebrate one's birthday! 



1920 

Mrs. J. I. Sharpe, the former Ol- 
lie MeCollum, is teaching in the 
Huntsville School near Madison, N. 
C. 

1921 

Mr. Harold W. Johnson of Fu- 
quay Springs is a member of the 
Board of Trustees. His daughter 
Betsy, is a sophomore at Elon. 

1926 

Mrs. S. L. Lane, the former Mar- 
garet Joe Ballentine, resides in Fu- 
quay Springs. Her son, S. L.. Jr. is 
a freshman at Elon. 

George D. Coklough, secretary 
of the Burlington Chamber of Com- 
merce and Merchants Association, 
was recently named vice president 
of the Southern Convention after 
serving as treasurer for eight years. 

1929 

Elwood M. Smith is residing at 
1558 Rankin Rd. in Greensboro. He 
is employed as a city mail carrier by 
the Greensboro Post Office. He has 
one daughter, Gail. 

1930 

Mrs. Merline Dunlap Freeman is 
teaching in the Star School. She has 
a daughter, Becky, who is a 1954 
graduate of Woman's College in 
Greensboro. Becky is teaching voca- 
tional home economics. 

1931 

Coach D. C. "Peahead" Walker 
who coached at Wake Forest Col- 
lege and Yale University after leaving 
the head coaching post at Elon, is en- 
joying great success as head coach of 
the Montreal, Canada Football club. 
TV fans watch his team play on Sat- 
urday afternoons. Indications point 
to a championship year for his club. 
His address is 1515 Mountain St.. 
Montreal, Canada. 

1932 

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Mauldin are 
making their home at 317 Corona 
St., Winston-Salem. Steve is employ- 
ed by the Pilot Life Ins. Co. and 
Erma Jean is teaching in the Advance 
School. Their daughters, Merylc and 
Dorothy, are students at Elon. Meryle 
is a junior majoring in religious and 
primary education while Dorothy is 
a freshman majoring in physical edu- 
cation. 



Leon Jones of 1105 Briarcliff Rd. 
in Greensboro is sales representative 
for the Odell Mill Supply Co. 

1933 

The Rev. John Leslie Lobingier 
who received the honorary Doctor of 
Divinity degree in 1933 is residing 
in Winchester, Mass. On May 1, 
1954, he retired as secretary of 
Christian Education for the Mass. 
Congregational Christian Confer- 
ence. He was elected Secretary-Emer- 
itus of Christian Education by the 
Conference. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Carl R. Key 
are making their home at 1421 Ruf- 
fin St., Durham. Mrs. Key is the 
former Bapbara Chase. Carl is State 
Director for CROP. 

Alma Smith of 1208 Warrington 
Ave., Norfolk, Va., was recently 
elected secretary of the Norfolk Ed- 
ucation Association. 

Frederick H. "Bing" Miller is an 
attorney at law with offices at 763 
Broad St., Newark, N. J. Bing if 
planning to attend homecoming fes 
tivities. 

1935 

The Rev. Robert M. Man is rector 
of the Church of the Ascension in 
Clearwater, Fla. The membership of 
his church has grown from 500 to 
1000 in the past five years. He re- 
cently moved into a new Rectory 
which was g'ven to the church by 
Mrs. William Cooper Proctor o f 
Proctor and Gamble. Plans are being 
drawn for a new $100,000 Parish 
House to be constructed soon. 

Robert recently attended a Pre- 
ecumenical Institute at the Univer- 
sity of Chicagc, remaining long 
enough tor the opening of the World 
Council of Churches. He is serving 
as Chairman of the Commision on 
Christian Social Relations for the 
Fla. Council of Churches and is a 
delegate to the Provincial Synod of 
the Church. 

1937 

The Rev. W. A. Grissom is pas- 
tor of the Liberty-Vance Congrega- 
tional Christian Church, Route 1, 
Henderson. He has held the pasto- 
rate, which is his home church, for 
two and one half years. He states 
that he is having quite an experience 
in his home community where about 
half the people are related to him. 

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Elon Alumni News 

Mr. George C. Perry, prominent 
Siler City business man and owner 
of Perry's Department Stores in Siler 
City and Ramseur, died in a Durham 
hospital on July 27, 1954. 

The son of the late George W. and 
Eulah H. Dorsett Perry, he was born 
in the Silk Hope community and at- 
tended Silk Hope and Siler City 
High Schools. He attended Elon Col- 
lege during the 1932-33 academic 
year. He had lived in Siler City most 
of his adult life and was an active 
member of the Rotary Club, Junior 
Order Council No. 12 3 and the Silk 
Hope Ruritan Club. He belonged to 
the First Methodist Church. 

Funeral services were held at the 
First Methodist Church with Dr. E. 
L. Hillman officiating. Interment fol- 
lowed in Oakwood Cemetary. He is 
survived by his wife, two daughters, 
three sisters, and two brothers. 



Mrs. Robert F. Warren, the former 
Mary Foster, Class of 1911, passed 
away on July 26, 1954 in a Chapel 
Hill hospital following a few days of 
illness. She was the daughter of the 
late John R. Foster and Sallie War- 
ren Foster of Burlington. 

Mrs. Warren, or "Mary Doc" as 
she was affectionately known, was 



JSecrologp 



vacationing in the Mid-West with 
her husband, Dr. R. F. Warren and 
daughter, Dr. Sara Lou Warren, 
when she was stricken. She was flown 
to Chapel Hill but complications 
caused an early death. 

Mrs. Warren was an active and 
sincere worker in P. T. A. work, on 
the school board, in The Woman's 
Society of Christian Service, and in 
Home Demonstration and Girl Scout 
activities. A life long member of the 
Burlington First Christian Church, 
she attended Bethel Methodist 
Church near her home and was a 
staunch Christian leader. She was 
unanimously chosen "The Woman 
of the Year" by the Home Demon- 
stration Club on July 21, an honor 
of which she never knew. 

The funeral was held at the War- 
ren home and was conducted by the 
Rev. P. W. Akins of Leesburg and 
Dr. H. E. Robinson of Burlington. 

Survivors include her husband and 
four children. They are Dr. R. F. 
Warren of Prospect Hill, Robert F. 
Warren, Jr., of Hillsboro, Mrs. W. 



C. Staples, Jr., of Stuart, Va., Dr. 
Sara Lou Warren will leave soon 
for a year's medical practice in Alas- 
ka, and A/1C John H. Warren of 
Limestone, Maine. Two sisters, Mrs. 
M. W. McPherson of Burlington and 
and Mrs. E. G. Norwood of Ben- 
nettsville, S. C, and many relatives 
and friends also survive. 



Mr. Walter Henry Norfleet, 74, 
passed away, Sunday, June 20, 1954 
at Raeford Memorial Hospital in Va. 
His wife was the late Ethel Murray 
Howell Norfleet and he was the son 
of Isaac and Cora Norfleet of South- 
hampton County. He resided in 
Franklin and was a member of the 
Franklin Congregational Christian 
Church. 

He is survived by two daughters, 
Mrs. J. Felton Johnson and Mrs. 
Cora Norfleet Melgard, both of 
Franklin; one son, Walter H. Nor- 
fleet, Jr. of Franklin; two grandchil- 
dren; one sister, Mrs. Henry E. Griz- 
Zard of Drewryville; two brothers, 
Linwood D. Norfleet of Franklin and 
J. Albert Norfleet of Greensboro. 

The Rev. Harvey L. Carnes, pastor 
of the Franklin Congregational Chris' 
tian Church officiated at the funeral 
with interment in Poplar Springs 
Cemetery. 



Yvonne Buff and Jack Leonard 
Chandler of Burlington were married 
in a ceremony of beauty and dignity 
on Saturday, September 4. The wed- 
ding was performed by the Rev. J. 
H. Waugh in the chapel of the First 
Baptist Church. 

The bride attended Elon last year 
and was treasurer of the Beta Chi 
Epsilon sorority. She was elected 
Miss Alamance County of 1955. The 
groom is a sophomore majoring in 
pre-engineering. 



;>J-u,5JiSX;?3:S,2S5 5'. 



Barbara Jean Kimrey of Burlington 
and Wilburn . Edward McKinney, 
'53, of Engelhard exchanged wedding 
vows at Webb Avenue Methodist 
Church on September 4. 

The bride took training at Spar- 
tanburg General Hospital, Spartan- 
burg, S. C. and is employed at Ala- 
mance County Hospital. The groom 
is employed by Western Electric Co. 
They are making their home at 817 
West Harden Street, Graham. 



In a candlelight ceremony on Sept. 
4 in Mayodan Moravian Church, 
Madeline Myers became the bride of 



William Robert Somers, son of Mrs. 
George William Somers and the late 
Mr. Somers of Reidsville. 

The bride completed two years at 
Guilford College. The bridegroom 
completed one year at Guilford after 
serving three years in the Navy. He 
is now attending Elon and they are 
residing in the Veterans Apts. 



Front Street Methodist Church in 
Burlington was the scene of a cere- 
mony on September 5 at which Mel- 
ba Dean Stadler became the bride of 
Robert Astor Coleman. 

The bride completed her freshman 
work at Elon during 1952-53. She 
was secretary of her class and a mem- 
ber of Delta Upsilon Sorority. The 
groom is a junior in the School of 
Pharmacy at the Univ. of N. C. 



The Rev. Paul V. Varga, '51, and 



Joann Merrill, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. L. Gardner Merrill of Cumber- 
land Center, Maine, were united in 
marriage on September 4 at the Fal- 
mouth Cong. Church in Falmouth, 
Maine. Paul was graduated with the 
Class of 1951. 



Lt. J. J. Christy, U. S. M. C, was 
married to the former Mary A. 
Kearns on March 12, 1953. Lt. 
Christy was graduated with the Class 
of 1953 and formerly made his home 
in Pittsburg, Pa. 



Ann Kearns, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. David Harold Kearns of Ashe- 
boro, and Harvey Cooper Walker, 
'54, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wal- 
ker of Burlington, were united in 
marriage on Julv 9 at the First 
Congregational Christian Church in 
Greensboro. Cooper is a member of 
the 1954 graduating class. He was 
recently inducted into the Army and 
is stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga. 
Ann expects to receive her degree 
with the Class of 1955. Elon class- 
mates participating in the ceremony 



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Elon Alumni News 




A special committee, appointed by the Executive Committee, to map out plans for greater active participation 
by members in the General Alumni Association, is pictured above in the office of the Executive Secretary. 
Members, left to right, are J. Hinton Rountree, 1933: Ruth Boyd, 1935, secretary; Royall H. Spence, Jr., 
1942, chairman; Mary Lee Foster, 1924; Dr. John Robert Kernodle, 1935; and Prof. A. L. Hook, 1913. 



Committee Maps Membership Plans 



For the first year since our Alumni 
Association has maintained a full- 
time office and secretary, it appears 
that our chance of actually raising 
our operating expenses are excellent. 
To become a self-supporting organi- 
zation has been our goal for several 
years. 

So far this year, payment of dues 
has been increased, and the number 
of financial supporters has widened 
considerably over the same period 
for any previous year. At the end of 
Sept. last year, a total of $215.00 
had been received in payment of 
alumni dues. This year, a total of 
$1,060.00 was on hand on the same 
date. 

In addition, a special committee, 
appointed by the Executive Commit- 
tee, has met in order to work out 
an operating budget for 1954-1955. 
and to appraise means for the assur- 
ance that this budget be raised from 
the alumni of our College. Two meet- 
ings have been held thus far, and a 
quota for each class is being establish- 
ed through a formula taking into 
consideration the number of persons 
in each class. Proper credit has been 
given to individuals as well as to 

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classes for dues already paid for the 
current year. 

A copy of the proposed operating 
budget follows for your inspection. 



Proposed Budget 
For 1954-1955 

Salaries - $4,800.00 


Travel expense 
Stationery fe? s 


700.00 

upplies.... 500.00 
800.00 


Alumni Tsjeu's 
Addressograph 

Freight 

Telephone 

Contingencies 


1,000.00 


200.00 

25.00 

75.00 

385.00 




$8,485.00 



After final quotas are established, 
and approved by the Executive Com- 
mittee, each alumnus will receive a 
letter giving complete details of the 
plan which is unique for our Asso- 
ciation. 

The amount shown for salaries in- 
cludes monies for payment of the 



executive secretary's salary and all 
secretarial assistance. Travel expense 
is paid to the executive secretary at 
the rate of 6c per mile for necessary 
trips in connection with alumni meet- 
ings. The item for stationery and sup- 
plies covers paper, envelopes, mis- 
cellaneous supplies, and the printing 
of letterheads and envelopes. Postage 
includes the mailing cost for all com- 
munications and the Alumni News 
to approximately 5,000 alumni. 

The publication cost for our maga- 
zine is covered by the amount shown 
for Alumni News. Addressograph 
expense includes cost of materials 
used in printing addresses, while 
freight covers amounts paid on ship- 
ment of supplies. Telephone expense 
is allocated for necessary calls in con- 
nection with alumni business. An 
amount has been set aside for con- 
tingencies which will be used only 
when necessary. 

With the continued increase of in- 
terest and support, it is felt by the 
officers of the Elon College General 
Alumni Association that we shall be 
successful in our efforts as an organ- 
ized body of alumni. 



Elon Alumni News 



Little 



CHRISTIANS 

Mr. and Mrs. Hassell A. Allen of 
Route 4, Mebane, announce the birth 
of a daughter, Dorothy Paige Allen, 
II, on April 14, 1954. Mrs. Allen, 
the former Dorothy Angela Paige of 
Elon College, is a member of the 
Class of 1936. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brown an- 
nounce the arrival of a son, Marshall 
Jonathan, on October 25, 1953. Mrs. 
Brown is the former Hilda Heatwole, 
Class of 1937. They reside at 1615 
South Rendon St., New Orleans 25, 
La. 

Mr. and Mrs. Van B. Boggus an- 
nounce the arrival of their second 
child, Cheryl Ann, on April 19, 
1954. Mrs. Boggus is the former 
Agnes Walker, Class of 1943. They 
are making their home at 930 Kear- 
ney St., Denver, Colo. 

A son, William Henry, was born 
to Lt. Comm. and Mrs. Walter O. 
Fonville of Norfolk, Va. on March 
28, 1954. Their other children are 
Walter Oliver, II, and Frederick 
Stratford. Lt. Comm. Fonville was 
graduated with the Class of 1939. 

A/lC and Mrs. Edward A. Mer- 
edith became the parents of a daug- 
ter, Marv Kathryn, on June 27, 1954. 
Mrs. Meredith is the former Helen 
Nott. The parents expect to resume 
their studies at Elon when Ed is dis- 
charged from the Air Force in 1956. 

The Rev. and Mrs. C. LeGrand 
Moody, Jr. of Ware Shoals, S. C. 
announce the arrival of a second 
daughter, Libby Sue, on May 24, 
1954. LeGrand is a member of the 
Class of 1938. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Brinkley of 
607 West Washington St., Suffolk, 
Va. announce the birth of a daug- 
ter, Deborah Ann, in April. Mrs. 
Brinkley is the former Virginia Re- 
bick, Class of 1951. 

Lt. and Mrs. Charles E. Wood 
announce the arrival of a son, Char- 
les Wade, on Friday, September 17. 
Mrs. Wood was a junior at Elon last 
year. She is the sister of Dean J. Earl 
Danieley. 



ABOUT OUR COVER 

Prof. A. L. Hook, '13, Chairman 
of the Dept. of Mathematics and 
Prof, of Physics, is explaining duties 
of the Registrar to Miss Hazel Wal- 
ker, '44, who succeeded him in the 
Office on June 15. 



Wedding Bells 



(Continued from page 5) 

were Shirley Cox, Charles Crews, 
Mary Wisseman, Mrs. Joseph Par- 
ker, and Arlene Stafford. 



The Rev. S. E. Madren, '29, heard 
the exchange of vows for the wed- 
ding of Pattie Jones Fuller and the 
Rev. Thomas Wheeler Madren, '54, 
on Sunday, August 22 at the Liberty 
Congregational Christian Church 
near Henderson. 

Mr. Madren was assisted by the 
Rev. W. A. Grisson, '37, pastor of 
the bride, in the double ring cere- 
mony. Laura Ann Seamon, '56, was 
maid of honor, and Mrs. Edward 
Hollowell, '49, was matron of honor. 
Other attendants were Joan Eaves, 
Sylvia Smith, and Betsy Johnson, 
classmates of the bride. 

The groom was graduated with 
the Class of 1954 and is studying at 
the Duke Divinity School. The bride 
is a sophomore at Elon where they 
are making their home in the Vet- 
erans Apts. 



Rebecca Pauline McSwain of Shel- 
by was married to William Sutton, 
Jr. of Burlington on August 28 at 
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church of 
Shelby by the pastor, the Rev. Al- 
bert Hastings, assisted by Rev. W. 
G. Camp of Mooresboro. 

The bride, a graduate of Appa- 
lachian State Teachers College, is a 
member of the faculty of Burlington 
City Schools. The groom, a senior 
at Elon College, is employed by the 
City of Burlington Water Depart- 
ment. They are residing in the Vet- 
erans Apts. 



Devera Lou Field, '53, commercial, 
became the bride of Howard A. Fin- 
ley on Saturday, June 5, in Greens- 
boro. 



Alice Dunn Carlyle became the 
bride of Ray , Cooper Euliss in the 
Front Street Methodist Church of 
Burlington on Saturday, August 28. 
Dr. Walter C. Ball, pastor, perform- 
ed the ceremony, assisted by B. M. 
Currin, Jr., '53. 

The bride attended Brenau College, 
Gainesville, Ga. and the Woman's 
College of the Univ. of N. C. She is 
employed as a secretary at Carolina 
Casualty Insurance Co. The groom 
was graduated from Elon in 1953 
and was a member of Sigma Alpha 
Chi and Pi Gamma Mu. He is cur- 



rently studying for the Masters De- 
gree in Business Administration at 
the Univ. of N. C. 



Bobbie Jean Burns became the 
bride of Howard Earl Ward, '45 
of Burlington in a double ring cere 
mony at her home in Greenville, S 
C. on May 2, 1954. The bride at 
tended Furman University and Win 
throp College and belongs to the Al 
pha Epsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sig 
ma Alpha. Both are employed by the 
J. C. Penney Co. in Greenville. They 
are at home at 308 East Hillcrest 
Drive, Greenville. 



Nell Marie Councilman and David 
Thomas Newman were married in a 
ceremony of simplicity and beauty 
in First Baptist Church of Burling- 
ton on June 6. The bride is a gradu- 
ate of the commercial class of 1953. 
She was a member of Beta Chi Ep- 
silon sorority and served as secretary 
to the Dean of the College during 
the summer. She is presently employ- 
ed by Orkin Exterminating Company 
of Greensboro. Tommy, a junior, is 
employed by Carolina Casualty Co. 
of Burlington. They are living in the 
Veterans Apts. 



Mildred Marie Sharpe, '51, of Bur- 
lington and Donald Lee Embler of 
High Point were married June 5 in 
the First Baptist Church of Burling- 
ton. Dr. Carlton S. Prickett, pastor, 
officiated. After a wedding trip to 
Canada, the couple moved to 1813 
Welborne St. in High Point. The 
bride is teaching at the Jamestown 
Elementary School. The groom is 
secretary for Home Service Stores, 
Inc., in High Point. 



Euna Jean Brown, '54, of Sophia 
was married to James Allen Hall, 
also of Sophia, in Antioch Congres- 
sional Church on June 5. The groom 
is employed by Adams-Millis Corp. 
in High Point where they are making 
their home. 



Barbara DuBose Farley and John 
Harvey Winfree, Jr., '53, both of 
Greensboro, were married in the First 
Baptist Church on August 28. The 
bride attended Woman's College and 
the groom completed his commercial 
training at Elon College. He is em- 
ployed in the home office of Pilot 
Life Insurance Co. 

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Elon Alumni News 



Elon College Adds Seven New Faculty Members 




DEAN ZINK 

Miss Mary Zink is Elon's new 
Dean of Women. A native of Strat- 
ford, Conn., she received the A. B. 
degree from Cornell Univ. and the 
master's degree from Yale Univer- 
sity. She also has done special work 
in education at Western Reserve 
University. 

During the past two years, Dean 
Zink was Counselor of Women and 
Assistant Director of Admissions at 
Quinnipiac College in H a m d e n, 
Conn. 

Miss Zink has had extensive ex- 
perience in recreation and youth 
work with the Girl Scout organiza- 
tion in New York, Wisconsin, Maine 
and Iowa. She is teaching in Elon's 
Departent of Education. 





PROF. OWEN 



Newly appointed to the faculty 
of the English Department is Prof. 
Guy Owen, a native North Carolin- 
ian from Clarkton. Prof. Owen, who 
is a veteran of World War II, is a 
graduate of the University of North 
Carolina. He also holds the master's 
degree from that institution and ex- 
pects to complete requirements for 
the doctorate in English at the same 
university this year. He has taught 
for two years at Davidson College 
and for three years was a teaching 
fellow at the University of North 
Carolina. 

Mrs. Owen is secretary to Dr. J. 
E. Danieley, Dean of the College. 

Prof. John L. Bass, who is a native 
of Alexandria, Va., has been appoint- 
ed to a post in the Department of 
Business Administration. He replaces 
Prof. John H. Brashear who is on 
leave studying toward the doctorate 
at the University of North Carolina. 

Prof. Bass, whose major educational 
work has been in the field of econom- 
ics, had his undergraduate training 
at George Washington University 
and later received the master's degree 
from the Univ. of Va. After serv- 
ing in World War II he has been 
engaged in teaching and has held 
posts in the Chamber of Commerce 
field and with one of the major air- 
lines. His teaching experience in- 
cludes faculty positions at Howard 
College, Birmingham, Ala., and at 
Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Au- 
burn. During the past summer he 
has been in Europe doing advanced 
work toward the Ph. D. degree. 

Dr. Alex Corriere, native of Penn- 
sylvania, has joined the Elon College 
faculty. He is teaching French and 
German. Dr. Corriere is a graduate 
of Columbia University and holds 
the Ph. D. degree from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. He also holds 
the Certifical d'Etudes Francaises 
from the University of Grenoble in 
France. A veteran of World War 
II. Prof. Corriere served as interpre 
ter for the U S. armed forces in 
France and Germany. His previous 
teaching experience includes service 
at Utica College of Syracuse Univ. 
and at the Univ. of North Carolina. 
He is married and has four children. 

Miss Hazel Walker became a mem- 
ber of the Elon faculty on June 1 5 
when she assumed duties as Regis- 
trar. She succeeds Prof. A. L. Hook 
who held the position along with his 
teaching duties for many years. Prof. 




DR. CORRIERE 

Hook will devote his entire time to 
teaching and to his new duties as 
consultant on curriculum and student 
affairs. 

A member of Elon's Class of '44, 
Miss Walker was prominent in cam- 
pus affairs. She majored in business 
administration and was student as- 
sistant in the business department 
for two years. She was vice-president 
of the student body, May Queen, 
member of Pi Kappa Tau Sorority, 
and member of Pi Gamma Mu. She 
became secretary in the business of- 
fice upon graduation and has been 
closely associated with the affairs of 
Elon College since that time. 

Her sister, Mrs. Sydney T. Sher- 
win, was graduated with the Class 

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PROF. BASS 



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Elon Alumni News 

New Enrollment 
Record Set 

Elon College has a record enroll- 
ment of 910 students for the fall 
quarter of the 1954-55 academic year. 
This figure surpasses all previous 
marks set in the 65 -year history of 
the institution. 

This was announced by Pres. L. 
E. Smith who said that the increase 
is evident in both day-time and eve- 
ning school classes. 

The previous high enrollment was 
860, established during the fall quar- 
ter of 1948 at the height of the GI 
program following World War II. 
Dr. Smith stated that the 910 stu- 
dents enrolled at present compares 
with 685 on record at the same 
period last year. 

Of the total, 'there are 678 students 
who 'attend day-time classes, while 
the other 234 are enrolled in the eve- 
ning school where the full curricu- 
lum is also offered. Twenty-three 
different courses in 15 departments 
are available for night students. 
Adult education classes, as offered 
in the past, have been consolidated 
with evening school program. Eve- 
ning courses are given on the semes- 
ter basis in order to provide a great- 
er variety of courses. 

Of the day-time students, 280 are 
College-housed and 398 are commut- 
ers. Combining day-time and evening 
students, 284 GI's are enrolled — 
17 under the World War II bill and 
267 under the Korean bill. 

The above enrollment figures in- 
clude special students in music or 
other departments of the College. 



Seven New Faculty Members Added 



Students Install 
Campus Lights 

New campus lights of the "white 
way" type have been installed on the 
South Campus in front of Alamance 
Building along the walk that connects 
Mooney Building and Whitley Au- 
ditorium. 

The lights were a gift to the Col- 
lege by Sigma Mu Sigma fraternity 
and were installed by Bill Mercer, 
Marvin Moss, Dave Maddox and 
Hoyt Kennedy, members of Prof. 
Hook's Physics 32 class which works 
in electricity and magnetism. The 
lights are similar to the ones in front 
of Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. 




PROF. MOSELEY 



FACULTY NOTES 

Prof. John Somers Westmoreland 
is on leave from his duties as director 
of the Elon College Choir. He was re- 
cently awarded a Fulbright scholar- 
ship — a United States educational ex- 
change grant — to study at the Acad- 
emy of Music in Vienna. He is spe- 
cializing in conducting. 

Prof. Westmoreland was graduated 
from Elon with the class of 1941. He 
earned the Master of Arts degree 
from Teachers College at Columbia 
University and has studied at the 
Julliard School of Music, the Uni- 
versity of Southern California, at 
Tanglewood Music Center, and New 
York University. 

Prof. Wayne Moore, '49, is also 
studying at the Academy of Music in 
Vienna. He received the Master of 
Arts degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity. He is specializing in piano. 

Prof. Fletcher Moore, '34, has re- 
turned to his position as Chairman of 
the Department of Fine Arts. He has 
completed course requirements for the 
doctorate in music at Columbia Uni- 
versity. Prof. Moore is teaching piano 
and organ. 

Prof. J. H. Brashear, Chairman of 
the Department of Business Admin- 
istration, is studying and doing fel- 
lowship teaching at the University of 
N. C. 

Miss Betsy Haley resigned as di- 
rector of the physical education pro- 
gram for women in order to do grad- 
uate study. She is at Stanford Univer- 
sity. 



(Continued From Page 8) 

of 1943, and her brother, Cooper, 
was a 1954 graduate. Cooper is mar- 
ried to the former Ann Kearns who 
is to graduate with the Class of '55. 

Registrar Walker's graduate work 
at the Univ. of N. C. was in educa- 
tion and guidance. Her picture ap- 
pears on the front cover. 

Miss Louise Moseley is a new 
member of the Department of Phys- 
ical Education. She is directing the 
program of physical education for 
women. 

Prof. Moseley received her under- 
graduate work at Limestone College 
in Gaffney and is doing graduate 
work at Woman's College. She has 
previously taught at Blue Mountain 
College in Mississippi. Also, she 
served for four years as dean of wom- 
en and director of physical educa- 
tion for women at Brevard College. 

Prof. Lawrence Hedgpeth, a na- 
tive of Fayetteville who is now a res- 
ident of Miami, Fla., is a new mem- 
ber of the Elon College music faculty. 
In addition to teaching duties, Prof. 
Hedgpeth will direct the Elon College 
Choir and the Band. He received 
his undergraduate training at West- 
minister Choir College, Princeton, 
N. J., and at the Curtis Institute of 
Music, Philadelphia, Pa. Later he 
received the master's degree from Co- 
lumbia University. He has also had 
extensive training in France in the 
field of organ. Prior to his accep- 
tance of the Elon College position, 
Prof. Hedgpeth was for five years a 
member of the faculty at the West- 
minster Choir College. 




PROF. HEDGPETH 



Elon Alumni News 



by James Waggoner 



SPORTLIGHT — 

Christian Grid Squad Looks Good In Season's Opener 



An inspired Christian squad show- 
ed power against a Southern Con- 
ference team as the Citadel Bulldogs 
nosed the Elon eleven 21 to 13 in a 
rugged battle at Charleston, S. C. 

The South Carolina Cadets, who 
were trailing by six points with two 
and one-half minutes to go, took ad- 
vantage of two big breaks to score 
two touchdowns in the final minutes 
of play for the victory. 

The Elon gndders surprued their 
Southern Conference opponents and 
the Palmetto State grid fans by their 
power on offense and tenacity on de- 
fense, and it seemed that an upset 
was in the making when the Maroon 
and Gold outfit racked up two quick 
touchdowns in the second half to grab 
a 13 to 7 lead over the South Caro- 
lina Bulldogs. 

Then came the rally by the Bull- 
dogs, who counted two touchdowns 
and as many extra points in the final 
two and one-half minutes to win the 
game. The first of the late game 
Bulldog markers came after a Chris- 
tian fumble on a punt attempt, and 



the final score came on an inter- 
cepted pass in the final minute which 
ran the score to 21-13 as the final 
whistle blew. 



A Glance at The Team 

Running in the backfield are Bill 
Snyder at quarterback who handled 
the quarterbacking duties last year 
as a freshman; Whitney Bradham or 
Kerry Richards at left hall back; 
Paul Watts, junior speedster at right 
half; and Bob Stauffenburg, a 190 
pound freshman at fullback. Others 
showing promise in the backfield are 
Ronald Kinsley, freshman; Jack 
Simpson, sophomore handyman; and 
a host of freshmen. 

The tackles, each weighing 200 
pounds or more, are solid spots in an 
excellent forward wall. Varney has 
six men who can readily open holes 
on offense and be plenty stubborn 
when any one is trying to get them 
out of the way. Bidding for the right 
side of the line are Pat Cafasso, a 
200-pound sophomore letterman; Ed 
Davidson,, a 2 05 -pound soph; and 
Nick Theos, 200-pound junior let- 



terman. 

Jim Hawkins, a 200-pound junior 
letterman; Chick Umberger, a 210- 
pound soph; and. Bob Kopko, a 200- 
pound converted center will be fight- 
ing it out for tackle on the left side 
of the line. 

Filling Elon's guard positions 
posed as Coach Sid Varney "s tough- 
est job as the season gets underway. 
However, Glenn Varney, 5-10 and 
190-pounds, and Chuck Maynard, 
5-11 and 185 pounder, have thus far 
come thru to fill the next-to-center 
positions in good style. 

And filling the important center 
position is Homer Hobgood, 



ELON FOOTBALL 

Elon 13, Citadel 21 
Appalachian 20, Elon 6 

(Remaining Games) 
Oct. 9 -East Carolina, home 
Oct. 16-Newberry, away 
Oct. 2 3-Cawtawba, home 
Oct. 30-W.CT.C, away 
Nov. 6 -Guilford, home 
Nov. 1 3 -Lenoir Rhyne, home 
Nov. 20-Davidson, away 



1954 FIGHTING CHRISTIAN SQUAD 1954 




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FRONT ROW: Richard Bradham, Kerry Richards, Whitney Bradham, Charlie Michaux, Homer Hobgood, Chuck 
Maynard, Dave Gould and Chick Umberger. SECOND ROW: Luther Barnes, Lynn Newcomhe, J. C. Disher, Pat 
Cafasso, Nick Theos, Ed Davidson, Jim Hawkins, Furman Moseley and Jack Crockett. THIRD ROW: John Apes- 
soss, Jimmy Reneau, Glenn Varney, Tracy Griffin, Bob Kopko, Dick Smith, Bill Snyder, Eddie Bridges, Jack Simpson, 
and Archie Wilhorn. FOURTH ROW: Ronald Kinsley, Bob Hendricks, Bill Farling, Chick Leitsch, Jack Henderson, 
Wayne Martin, Paul Watts, Bob Stauffenberg, Joe Harris, Frank Stempinsky, and Jim DiPerma. FIFTH ROW: 
Tony Stump, Donald DeSarro, Waverly Morrison, Larry Wildi, Tom Hewitt, Jack Henry, Henry Fogleman, Bob 
Ruggeri, Donald Akers and Pat Chandler (Manager). 

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Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



(Continued From Page 4) 
His mother, father, and two brothers 
are members of his church. 

1938 

John L. Beaver is athletic director 
at Hargrave Military Academy in 
Chatham, Va. He and his wife, Reba 
Sue, have a daughter, Patricia Sue, 
who is five years old. 

1940 

James F. Rogers has been appoint- 
ed as the first permanent public re- 
lations chairman of the United Fund 
of Alamance County. He is the local 
representative of the Jefferson Stan- 
dard Life Ins. Co. 

1941 
Eugene A. Gordon, Alamance 
County solicitor for the past four 
years, was recently named County 
attorney. 

W. M. Sexton is teaching the 7th 
grade and directing the Glee Club 
at Star High School. 

Charles W. Parker, Jr. is assistant 
to the general auditor of the Capital 
Airlines, Inc. located at the National 
Airport in Washington, D. C. He 
spent the summer in Utah and Colo- 
rado. His brother, James W. Parker, 
Class of 1939, a Commander in the 
Navy, is enroute to Japan. He will 
be stationed outside Tokyo as supply 
officer at a U. S. Naval Base. 

1942 

The thoughtfulness of Margaret J. 
Carroll, 2120 16th St., N.W., Wash- 
ington 9, D. C. is appreciated. She 
sent the current address of a class- 
mate, Earl E. Bell. Earl's address is 
2139 R St., N. W., Washington, D. 
C. 

Mrs. Watson B. Cobb, the former 
Edna Fulcher, is residing with her 
family at 723 MacArthur Dr., Suf- 
folk, Va. M r - Cobb is service director 
for the Suffolk office of Va. Electric 
and Power Co. They have two chil- 
dren, Alfred, 6, and Elizabeth Jane, 
3. 

1944 

Dr. Marvin E. Walker who re- 
ceived the Doctor of Dental Surgery 
degree from the Medical College of 
Va. has moved into a new bungalow 
office in Durham. His second baby 
daughter was born last September 4. 
His address is 1431 Broad St., Dur- 
ham. 

The former Minnie Belle Frye is 



Mrs. E. R. Sellers, jr., 316 N. Penn. 
Ave., Falls Church, Va. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Mark W. An- 
des accepted the call of Center Con- 
gregational Christian Church, South 
Boston, Va. in May and are residing 
at 708 Marshall Ave. in South Bos- 
ton. The first unit of their church 
is almost completed. Consecration 
services will be held on October 3. 

Mark has suggested the organiza- 
tion of an alumni chapter in his vi- 
cinity. His interest and willingness to 
help is appreciated. Proper steps will 
be taken to formulate a new group. 

1948 

Paul C. Plybon has recently re- 
ceived a promotion. He is agency 
field assistant for the Home Life Ins. 
Co., 256 Broadway, New York 8, 
New York. 

1949 

Jeanne Meredith is beginning her 
second year as supervisor of Junior 
High School music in the Waynes- 
boro City Schools. She is director of 
the High School chorus and soprano 
soloist at First Presbyterian Church. 
During the past summer, she served 
as counselor at the Va. State Music 
Camp. While there she studied un- 
der Dr. Lara Hoggard. 

The former Margaret Louise New- 
ton is Mrs. Margaret Newton Men- 
delshon of Route 3, Luray, Va. 

Wallace L. Chandler was admitted 
to the Va. Bar on February 6, 1954. 
He has been named assistant secre- 
tary of Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., 
Inc., exporters and importers, Rich- 
mond. Va. He resides at 6302 West 
Franklin St., Richmond. 

1950 

Richard H. Painter, Route 3, Lu- 
ray, Va. is an insurance inspector 
with Retail Credit Co. Prior to as- 
suming this position, he completed 
two years in the U. S. Army Coun- 
ter Intelligence Corps as a special 
agent. He is presently located in 
Staunton, Va. and hopes to visit the 
campus soon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Johnson are 
residing at 190 Elm St., Oberlin, 
Ohio. Mrs. Johnson is the former 
Marjory Reidt, Class of 1947. War- 
ren has completed the B. D. degree 
and is serving the East Oberlin Com- 
munity Church. He is also doing fur- 
ther graduate work. Marge is teach- 
ing in the Oberlin school system, 
third grade. 



Report of Alumni 
Dues For 1954-1955 

1892 

C. D. West $10.00 

1893 
L. R. Jones 10.00 

1896 
John P. Lee 5.00 

1898 
W. J. Ballentine 5.00 

1900 
W. H. May 10.00 

1901 
B. Guy Porter 5.00 

1904 

D. R. Fonville 10.00 

1905 
H. M. Holland 10.00 

1906 

Charles A. Hines 10.00 

Dr. C. W. McPherson 5.00 

1907 

J. R. Kirk 50.00 

Mrs. Ella Brunk Smith 10.00 

1908 

D. T. Neville 10.00 

1910 
Dr. L. E. Smith 10.00 

1911 
Mrs. Bessie McPherson Harris 5.00 
Mrs. Beulah Foster McPherson 10.00 
M. W. McPherson 10.00 

1912 

Mrs. Jewel Michael Banks .... 5.00 

E. L. Daughtry 5.00 

Mrs. Bera Motley Walker .... 5.00 

1914 

Mrs. W. H. Baker 10.00 

Miss Winnie Dale DuRant.... 5.00 

1915 

John L. Farmer 5.00 

I. Paul Ingle 10.00 

Mrs. Annie H. Porter 5.00 

1916 

Shirley T. Holland 10.00 

Miss Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 

Rev. J. Frank Apple 5.00 

Dr. H. Shelton Smith 5.00 

John P. Swain 5.00 

Mr.fe?Mrs. L. W. Vaughn, Jr. 10.00 

Mrs. Grace McCullers Yancey 5.00 

(Continued On Next Page) 

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Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF ALUMNI DUES FOR 1954 AND 1955 



1919 

Rev. Jerry D. Hardy 5.00 

Dr. T. E. Powell, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. H. Shelton Smith 5.00 

1920 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young 5.00 

1921 

Miss Lucy M. Eldredge 5.00 

Mrs. Janice Fulgham Gilliam.. 5.00 

C. R. Hutchison 10.00 

Harold W. Johnson 5.00 

1922 

Dr. John D. Messick 10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. T. F. Rudd 10.00 

192 3 

Miss Pattie Lee Coghill 10.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

W. G. Stoner 5.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins 10.00 

1924 

Joseph T. Banks 5.00 

L. E. Fesmire 10.00 

Mrs. Mabel Hinton Fesmire.. 10.00 

Rev. A. H. Hook 5.00 

1925 

Rev. E. M. Carter 5.00 

W. Cliff Elder 10.00 

Rev. H. L. Isley 1.00 

Mrs. Zondal Myers Sechrest- 5.00 

Miss Mamie Sockwell 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 15.00 

L. V. Watson 5.00 

1926 

J. E. Corbitt 10.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Ballentine Lane 5.00 

1927 

A. B. Johnson 5.00 

Dr. Darden W. Jones 10.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. E. P. McLeod .... 10.00 

Charles E. Newman, Jr 10.00 

1928 

Mrs. Lucy Dick Beaty 2.50 

Mrs. Frances Turner Fonville 5.00 

Dr. E. W. McCauley 10.00 

Paul Walker 5.00 

1929 

David B. Long 10.00 

Elwood M. Smith 2.00 

1930 

Merline Dunlap Freeman 5.00 

E. H. Thompson 5.00 

1931 

W. T. Beaty 2.50 

1932 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

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C. Leon Jones 5.00 

Roy A. Richardson 5.00 

1933 

George R. Harris - 7.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Chase Key 5.00 

Rev. Carl R. Key 5.00 

Charles A. Leach 5.00 

1934 

George R. Chandler .: 20.00 

E. I. LeKites 10.00 

W. E. Meachum 5.00 

Frederick H. Miller 10.00 

1935 

Rev. W. J. Andes 5.00 

Otho Lee Bennett 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd 5.00 

Prof. Scott Boyd 5.00 

Rev. Robert M. Man 5.00 

Dr. J. E. Rawls, Jr 5.00 

1936 

Mrs. Esther H. Miller 10.00 

Miss Iris Rountree 5.00 

1937 

Mrs. Hilda Heatwole Brown.. 5.00 

Rev. W. A. Grissom 5.00 

Oka T. Hester 5.00 

1938 

John L. Beaver 5.00 

Carl T. Pritchett 5.00 

1939 

Richard S. Cromlish 5.00 

William T. Jones 5.00 

Mrs. Mary M. Rumbley 5.00 

1940 

W. Hall Brooks 5.00 

John L. Frye 10.00 

A. W. Fuller 5.00 

Dr. Charles H. Rawls 5.00 

1941 

Eugene A. Gordon 5.00 

Charles W. Parker 5.00 

1942 

Miss Mary J. Carroll 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Fulcher Cobb 5.00 

Miss Wilma Griffm 5.00 

Dr. M. W. Phillips 5.00 

James G. Pritchett 5.00 

Miss Emma Rascoe 5.00 

Royall H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

1943 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus.. 5.00 

Dr. George M. Bullard 10.00 

Mrs. Luvene Holmes Spence.. 10.00 

1944 

Rev. Mark W. Andes 5.00 

Dr. M. E. Walker 10.00 



1945 

Dr. C. F. Biddix 5.00 

Miss Kathleen Miles 5.00 

1946 

Margaret Rawls Bullard 10.00 

Dr. J. E. Dameley 5.00 

Miss Dorothy N. Foltz 5.00 

Mr. 6? Mrs. Eugene P. Poe .... 5.00 

1947 

Mrs. Catherine Cooper Andes 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Ezell Reid 5.00 

1948 

William I. Peak 15.00 

Mrs. Grace Ward Vickery .... 5.00 

1949 

Wallace L. Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. Verona D. Dameley .... 5.00 

Mills R. Everett 5.00 

Fred C. Jackson 5.00 

Miss Jeanne Meredith 5.00 

I. H. Vickery, Jr 5.00 

Max Ward 10.00 

1950 

M. J. Howell 5.00 

Richard H. Painter 5.00 

Rev. W. T. Scott, Jr 5.00 

1951 

James N. Hall 5.00 

Mrs. Adeline J. Horner 5.00 

Jack A. Nail 5.00 

1952 

Miss Helen M. Jackson 5.00 

Frank L. Ward 5.00 

1953 

James H. Booth, Jr. 5.00 

B. M. Cumn, Jr 5.00 

Ernest Gero 5.00 

M. H. Moffo 5.00 

Pvt. Yono Mork 5.00 

1954 

Miss Dorothy Acree 5.00 

Miss Alice Cole 5.00 

John L. Cummings 10.00 

UNKNOWN CLASSES 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson 5.00 

A. J. Holland 5.00 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

H. E. Whitesell 5.00 

C. B. Pritchett 5.00 

HONORARY 

Dr. E. J. Bullock 5.00 

Hon. Mills E. Godwin 5.00 

Dr. G. W. Lawrence 10.00 

Dr. J. L. Lobingier 5.00 

Hon. E. E. Marts 5.00 

Dr. Walter C. Rawls 10.00 

Dr. John R. Scotford 5.00 

TOTAL $1,130.00 



Message From Mr. W. B. Terrell 




DEAR FELLOW ALUMNI: 

It is a pleasure to greet you in our first issue of the Alumni News 
for the school year 19 54' 5 5 and to say to you that we hope this will be 
the best year in every respect cur association has ever had. To realise this 
hope, everyone will need to cooperate in the program of the association. 

The Executive Committee of your 
association met on September 13 and 
made plans for the work of the associa' 
tion. Other meetings will be held in the 
near future and more plans will be made 
to make our association more effective 
in the life of Elon College. 

One of the important matters discuss' 
ed in this Executive Committee meet- 
ing concerns the enlistment of every 
Alumnus as an active member in the 
association. You will be given full in' 
formation concerning the plans and we 
solicit your wholehearted support in 
making the plans work. In the mean' 
time, won't you please send in your 
membership dues to our secretary? 
\ / hateyer plan is used you will be 
given lull credit for your dues or con' 
tribution. The association needs our 
iinancial support. 

In addition to needing our financial support, the association needs 
our interest, our loyalty, and our best efforts to make the organization 
the influence it should be in the life of the college. 

On our visit to Elon College for the Executive Committee meeting 
we /ound everyone in high spirits and enthusiastically anticipating a won' 
derful year for our college. With the prospects of a record enrollment 
there was cause for encouragement. 

Cur Executive Secretary, Mrs. Boyd, was radiating the good old 
"Elon Spirit" and had already worked out some splendid plans for our 
association. Let's give Mrs. Boyd our full support in all her efforts in be' 
half of our association. You will be informed through the Alumni News 
and through letters of plans as they develop. 

The most immediate plans concern "Homecoming Day", which has 
been set for October 23. The football game with Catawba highlights this 
program. Won't you set this date aside now and make your plans to 
spend at least a part of the week end at the college? Everybody wants you 
to come back for this occasion — especially will the student body be happy 
to welcome us back. Let's all be back for Homecoming ! 

W. B. TERRELL, '2? 

President, Elon Alumni Association 



W. B. TERRELL 



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From The President's Desk 

For week;, months, and years the administration and all interested 
in Elon College, our College, have been talking, planning, and hoping for 
the day when we would have better dormitories and better facilities at Elon 
College. That day has always seemed far, far in the future, until in more 
recent months plans are materializing for the beginning of this long hoped- 
for undertaking. 

Now that conditions seem more favorable, money seems more plenti- 
ful, and the promises of continued prosperity by Government officials and 
business executives, it would seem wise to make a move to provide the facil- 
ities that we need so badly. Those familiar with the economic conditions 
of the College and anxious to assist in the expansion program seem unafraid 
to assume obligations for the present to be discharged in the future. Accor- 
dingly, the College authorities have arranged to borrow $675,000 with 
which to provide these much needed facilities. The money is borrowed on 
a forty year amortization basis at 3I/4 per cent. 

We have a fairly good beginning — approximately $30,000 in cash 
and approximately $100,000 additional in pledges. To further implement 
this wonderful undertaking, the Board of Trustees in session January 18, 
1955, voted to continue their individual and personal support to the Cam- 
paign by contributing for the next five years in the amounts that they have 
contributed or were asked to contribute during the past five years. Further, 
they voted to consider organizing themselves into six teams of six members 
each, each team to secure $5,000 annually for the next five years. The 
churches in the Southern Convention, by conferences with exception of the 
Valley Conference, have voted to raise $300,000 toward this undertaking 
within the next three to five years. The Alumni Association in its recent 
mid-year meeting voted unanimously to give thought and serious consid- 
eration to the Campaign and have brought to its attention in the annual 
meeting a resolution requesting each invidual alumnus to contribute a 
definite amount toward his or her Alma Mater's expansion program. 

With these three important, significant, and influential bodies pledging 
themselves to this undertaking and organizing themselves for action, it is 
evident that if anything could spell success for the undertaking, these organ- 
izations with serious purposes certainly will. Of course, when the entire 
constituency of the College begins an undertaking of this kind, it becomes 
contagious. Friends, acquaintances, foundations, manufacturers, and bus- 
iness firms will naturally fall in line and lend their assistance. 

The success of the entire undertaking and the future of our College 
depends upon the action and contributions of the Board of Trustees, the 
support of the Convention, the contributions of the Church, and the con- 
tinued interest and financial encouragement of the Alumni Association. 

Mrs. Ruth Boyd, Alumni Secretary, is beginning to hold annual meet- 
ings of the various Alumni Chapters. On these occasions, she and others on 
the program will have excellent opportunities to inform the alumni of the 
program of advance in detail, which will, of course, enlist their interest 
and co-operation. 

We are looking forward to Commencement with an unusual program 
and demonstrations of continued progress on our campus and for the entire 
program of the College on and off the campus. 

L. E. SMITH, '10 

President 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 

ALUMNI OFFICE 

Elon College 

February, 1955 Vol. XIII, No. 2 

Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of the 
Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 
College, N. C. Entered as second class 
matter November 22, 1937, at the post 
office at Elon College, N. C, under the 
Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, '25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. . . Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College . . . .Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, '32. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36 Burlington 
Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins, '22. Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. . .Greensboro 

(Presidents of Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 . . Atlanta, Ga. 

Woodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 ....Charlotte 
Miss Liwie G. Chandier, '23 .... Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28 Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkms, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, '18 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. .Winston-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 . Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon College 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 

Roland Longest, '41 Elon College 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutchfield, '41 Greensboro 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52. .. .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 









EDITOR'S LETTER 



DEAR ALUMNUS: 

Alumni Day, 1955 style, promises to be one of the mcst interesting- and 
best attended events in the history of Elon College. With members of reunion 
classes — 1895, 1900, 19C5, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954 — in the spotlight, a score of events will be 
offered for your enjoyment. 

Activities will get under way on Friday evening, May 27, with a ball in 
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium in honor of the Seniors. This beautiful and 
inspiring function is jointly sponsored by President and Mrs. Smith and the 
Alumni Association. Alumni Day, May 28, will feature informal get-togethers 
of reunion classes. An official host or hostess for each reunion class is work- 
ing out details. You will be advised of plans as they materialize. If you are 
a graduate or non-graduate of a reunion class, you are urged to make definite 
plans now to spend Commencement weekend on the Elon campus. 

Class reunion breakfasts or meetings are scheduled for Saturday morning, 
May 28, followed by a picnic luncheon for all alumni on the campus at noon. 
The alumni business meeting will be held in Whitley Auditorium on Satur- 
day afternoon at two o'clock, followed by open house in the Student Union 
at six o'clock, and the alumni banquet in the dining hall at six-thirty. A peep 
at banquet plans indicates that you will be entertained and enlightened by the 
Alumni Orator and the Outstanding Alumnus, both of whom have gained 
national recognition in their chosen fields. A dramatic production, possibly 
an outdoor feature, will climax the day's activities. 

Baccalaureate services and vespers will be held on Sunday, May 29, with 
the traditional graduating exercises on Monday, May 30. 

In addition to a weekend of social fellowship and Commencement pag- 
eantry, you will have an opportunity to get a look at the new Elon College 
campus. Construction will be in progress on our new dining hall and dorm- 
itories. Actually seeing the realization of our life-long dream for proper 
housing facilities at Elon will be well worth your visit ! 

Reponse to our membership drive continues to be excellent. Your attention 
is directed to a listing of active members of the Alumni Association on pages 
11 through 13. Agents or representatives, apportionments or quotas, and 
active members are listed by classes for your information. It is interesting 
to note that eleven classes have already surpassed class quotas or apportion- 
ments. They are the Classes of 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1907, 
1908, 1910, and 1911. However, only one class — the Class of 1892 with one 
surviving member — has participated to the extent of 100%. 

Receipts as of January 31 are ahead of last year by $731.92. If you have 
not yet sent your check, won't you join the Parade of Classes today? Your 
classmates and your Alma Mater are counting on you. 

Sincerely Yours, 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, '35 
Executive Secretary 



Elon Alumni News 



Church Groups To Assist In 
Building; Program At Elon 



The North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference of Congregational Christian 
Churches, in its annual session held 
in Greensboro in November, voted to 
join with other conferences in the 
Southern Convention in a plan that 
will mean increased church support 
for Elon College and its expansion 
program. 

The plan, which had previously re- 
ceived the approval of three of the 
five Conferences in the Southern Con- 
vention, calls for the Congregational 
Christian churches of North Carolina 
and Virginia to raise $300,000 toward 
the construction of the two new dorm- 
itories on the Elon campus. 

The plan provides that the churches 
in the North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference, the Eastern North Carolina 
Conference and the Western North 
Carolina Conference are to raise 
$150,000 toward the construction of 
Carolina Hall, a dormitory for men. 

It also provides that churches of 
the Eastern Virginia Conference and 
the Virginia Valley-Central Confer- 
ence will raise another $150,000 to be 
applied on the construction of Virginia 
Hall, dormitory for women. The church 
funds, as they are raised, are to be 
applied on liquidation of a loan from 
the Federal Housing and Home Fi- 
nance Agency. 

The church campaign to raise the 
§300,000 toward the building program 
is part of the long-range $2,500,000 
fund-raising drive, which has been in 
progress for several years. This long 




range campaign has already resulted 
in the erection of a new gymnasium, 
power plant, and a number of faculty 
homes and apartments on the Elon 
campus. 

Officers of the Southern Convention 
are Dr. Jesse H. Dollar, '25, president; 
George D. Colclough, '26, vice presi- 
dent; Dr. Henry E. Robinson, '53, 
Honorary, secretary; and Walter L. 
Cooper, treasurer. Dr. William T. 
Scott, Sr., '24, is superintendent. 

Dr. and Mrs. Scott make their home 
on Williamson Ave. in Elon College. 
She is the former Delia Gotten, also 
of the Class of '24. Dr. Scott's office 
is in Carlton Library on the Elon 
campus. 




DR. W. T. SCOTT, SR. 



REV. JOHN S. GRAVES 

Rev. John S. Graves 
Accepts Position 

On December 1, the Rev. John S. 
Graves, '50, replaced Pattie Lee Cog- 
hill, '23, as Secretary of Christian Ed- 
ucation in the Southern Convention of 
the Congregational Christian Church. 

Prior to this assignment, he served 
for two years as minister of Christian 
Education at the Burlington First 
Congregational Christian Church. 
His new position brings him into con- 
tact with 204 churches in the Conven- 
tion. He maintains an office in Carl- 
ton Library on the Elon campus and 
resides at 106 Summitt Avenue in 
Burlington. 




REV. FRED P. REGISTER 

Registers Return To 
Elon Comunity 

The Rev. Fred Page Register, '47, 
became secretary of Stewardship and 
Evangelism of the Southern Conven- 
tion on December 1. He came to this 
position from a highly successful 
eight-year pastorate at Wake Chapel 
Congregational Christian Church in 
Fuquay-Varina. 

His major task is to promote Chris- 
tian stewardship and evangelism in 
the Conferences and churches of the 
Southern Convention. 

A brother, Rev. Kenneth D. Regis- 
ter, '41, is pastor of Union Ridge 
Church, Burlington. Fred received the 
B. D. degree from Duke University 
in 1950. He is married to the former 
Elizabeth Jernigan, '47, and their 
children are Fred Page, Jr., 4, Kath- 
erine Elizabeth, 2, and David Lee, 2 
months old. They will move to the 
Elon College community as soon as 
their new home is completed. 



Recent Grads At 
Radford College 

The Rev. and Mrs. S. G. Dodson, 
both 1951 graduates of Elon, are mak- 
ing their home at the Wesley Foun- 
dation House, 1022 Downey Street, 
Danville, Va., where he is director of 
the Foundation on the Radford Col- 
lege campus. 

Mrs. Dodson, the former Sara Marie 
Foster, is director of Christian Edu- 
cation at the Campus Church. 



Elon Alumni News 



Changes Charted For Elon College Campus 




New Dormitories, Dining Hall |Will Become Reality 

the second floor. 



The dream of Elon alumni, faculty, 
students, friends, and the Church, of 
modern dormitories — Carolina Hall 
for men and Virginia Hall for women 
— and a new dining hall on the camp- 
us will soon become a beautiful real- 
ity. The familiar buildings pictured 
above will give way to a new era of 
housing comfort. 

The immediate erection of badly- 
needed buildings was assured for the 
Elon College campus when Pres. L. E. 
Smith received confirmation from 
Washington some weeks ago that the 
Federal Housing and Home Finance 
Agency had approved a $675,000 loan 
for the expansion of housing facilities 
on the Elon campus. 

Notice of approval came to Dr. 
Smith in a telegram from Congress- 
man Carl T. Durham, which reads : 
"Advised by the Housing and Home 
Finance Agency of the approval of a 
loan to Elon College at Elon College, 
N. C, for $675,000, to be used togeth- 



er with $50,000 of the college's own 
funds for the construction of a dormi- 
tory to house approximately 123 men 
students and a dormitory to house 
approximately 80 women students." 

In announcing the receipt of the 
telegram from the North Carolina 
Sixth District Congressman, Dr. 
Smith stated that he has been in ne- 
gotiation with government authorities 
for the past twelve months, hoping to 
secure approval of the loan. 

Dr. Smith further stated that the 
new dormitory for women is to house 
80 students, and that West Dormitory, 
which houses women at present, is to 
be completely renovated and modern- 
ized to house a minimum of 40 addi- 
tional women. 

In addition to the domitory acc3mo- 
dations, there will also be erected a 
modern dining hall, which will be a 
two-story structure, with space for 
banquets and a college social hall on 



The three buildings and improve- 
ments will cost more than the $650,000 
contained in the loan, but Dr. Smith 
stated that the College will be pre- 
pared to furnish the necessary addi- 
tional funds to complete and furnish 
the new buildings. 

William Henly Dietrick, Raleigh 
architect, has been instructed to com- 
plete plans and specifications that are 
necessary for bids. Just as soon as 
such plans are ready, the building 
operations will begin. 

All three buildings will be erected 
on the present main campus. Final 
location and staking of the position 
for the structures will be done as 
soon as the architect's drawings are 
completed. 

You are urged to make plans now 
to attend the 1955 Commencement in 
order to get a first-hand look at the 
new Elon College campus. 



Elon Alumni News 




High School Day Set For Feb. 16 




ROGER GIBBS, '52 

Profs Receive Awards 

Dr. H. H. Cunningham and Dr. Paul 
Cheek, members of the Elon faculty 
in the fields of history and chemistry, 
have recently been voted financial 
grants-in-aid by interested organiza- 
tions. The purpose is to assist the 
professors in research in their respec- 
tive fields. 

The United Daughters of the Con- 
federacy, at the organization's annual 
convention in Roanoke, Va., voted to 
Dr. Cunningham a $500 grant-in-aid, 
which is to assist him in the publica- 
tion of his findings concerning medi- 
cal sen-ice in the Confederate States 
of America. They also invited Dr. 
Cunningham to speak on the subject 
at the next U.D.C. convention in San 
Antonio, Texas. 

The North Carolina Academy of 
Science has notified Dr. Cheek that 
he is to receive a cash grant of $95 
to be used in the purchase of materi- 
als for a research project that invol- 
ves preparation of fluoro derivatives 
of phenoxyacetic acid. Dr. Cheek says 
that such compounds have interesting 
effects in the regulation of plant 
growth. 



West Poem Published 

Prof. John F. West, of the Elon 
English Dept., has a new poem pub- 
lished in the 1955 winter issue of 
Lyric Magazine. 

The poem is entitled "To My Mor- 
tician" and is written in the lyric 
style. With its publication in the mag- 
azine, the poem became eligible in the 
competition for a number of valuable 
prizes which are given each year by 
the publishers. 



Elon College will observe its sixth 
annual "High School Day" Wednes- 
day, February 16, according to an an- 
nouncement from Pres. L. E. Smith, 
who stated that invitations have been 
mailed to more than 300 high schools 
to send members of their senior class- 
es as guests of the College for the 
occasion. 

According to Roger Gibbs, field 
secretary, who is chairman of the fac- 
ulty committee in charge of plans, 
top feature of the event for the third 
straight year will be a scholarship 
contest, in which Elon will a w a r d 
eight four- year scholarships. Total 
value of the scholarships will be $6,000 
equally divided between boys and 
girls. This represents an increase of 
$1,600 over scholarships awarded for 
the past two years. 

The "High School Day" program 
was initiated in 1950, when 43 high 
schools were represented by more 
than 1,000 seniors. The number of 

Danieley Paper In Demand 

Dr. J. Earl Danieley, '46 B. S., Dean 
of the College, who recently had a 
research paper on liquid-liquid ex- 
traction apparatus published in the 
Journal of Chemical Education, has 
been receiving requests for reprints 
for the article from far and wide. 

The article, entitled "A Continuous 
Liquid-Liquid Extraction Apparatus," 
describes an easy method of construc- 
ting such an apparatus for use in 
the school, college or industrial lab- 
oratory. 

Dean Danieley has already mailed 
reprints to many states and has filled 
foreign requests from Spain, Ai-gen- 
tina, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and 
Mexico. 



Summer Post For Moore 

Prof. Fletcher Moore, chairman of 
the Music Dept., will teach piano on 
the graduate level in the summer ses- 
sion at Columbia University, accord- 
ing to a recent announcement. 

A '34 graduate of Elon, Prof. Moore 
earned the Masters degree at Colum- 
bia. He has been head of the Elon 
Music Dept. since 1947, but was on 
leave of absence for the past two 
years while completing residence work 
for the doctorate at Columbia. He has 
also done graduate study at Julliard 
and at the University of Southern 
California. 



schools sending senior delegations has 
increased each year, with 61 schools 
represented in 1951, 62 in 1952, 69 in 
1953 and 75 last year. Over 1,500 high 
school seniors have visited the campus 
each of the past four years. 

Full details of the program are be- 
ing worked out by a faculty commit- 
tee composed of the following: Mr. 
Gibbs, chairman; Dean J. E. Danieley, 
Prof. Luther N. Byrd, Coach Harry 
E. Varney, Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, Prof. 
J. C. Colley, Prof. Fletcher Moore, 
Dr. James Howell, Prof. John L. Bass, 
Miss Hazel Walker, Prof. H. H. Cun- 
ningham, and Prof. C. W. Cox. All 
other faculty and administrative 
members are cooperating with the 
committee in an effort to make this 
annual event the most successful in 
the series. The seniors will register 
in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, 
make a tcur of the campus, observe 
audio-visual exhibits in each depart- 
ment, enjoy a diversified program in 
Whitley Auditorium, be guests of the 
College at supper, and attend the an- 
nual home basketball game with Le- 
noir Rhyne. 

Adding color to the highly-contest- 
ed basketball g a m e between the 
Fighting Christians and the Bears of 
Lenoir Rhyne will be the appearance 
of cheerleaders from each of the vis- 
iting schools. 



Andes Returns To El 



on 



The Rev. William J. Andes, '35, was 
called to the pastorate of the Elon 
College Community Church in Sep- 
tember. Increased interest has devel- 
oped in church and community affairs 
since he began his work. Services are 
still being- held in Whitley Auditorium. 
However, plans for the erection of a 
new church building on the corner of 
Williamson and Haggard Avenues are 
going forward. 

Billy is married to the former 
Carey Atkins of High Point, a grad- 
uate of Greensboro College. Their 
son, David Alfred, is 12. Billy was 
graduated from the Duke University 
Divinity School in 1941. He has held 
pastorates near Pittsboro, Reidsville, 
I'l'al'i town, and in Winston-Salem. 

He is the son of the late Rev. A. 
W. Andes, '06, of Harrisonburg, Va. 
A brother, Rev. Mark W. Andes, '44, 
is pastor of the Center Congregation- 
al Christian Church in South Boston, 
Va. Mrs. Mark Andes is the former 
Catherine Cooper, '47. 



Elon Alumni News 



Rankin Named Tar Heel Of The Week 



Hugh F. Rankin, graduate of the 
Class of 1949, was named "Tar Heel 
of the Week" on January 16, being 
chosen for the honor by the Raleigh 
News and Observer from the ranks 
of more than four million North Car- 
olinians. 

The former Elon student, who is 
a native of Reidsville, was chosen by 
the Raleigh paper as a result of his 
historical and literary activities while 
studying for the Ph. D. degree in his- 
tory at the University of North Car- 
olina. 

Rankin's particular field of interest 
is the American Revolution in North 
Carolina. He has done a number of 
very fine pieces of writing about Tar 
Heel events during America's war for 
independence. In fact, his work has 
been good enough to earn for him the 
R.D.W. Connor Award for the best 
writing in the North Carolina His- 
torical Review. 

He did his Masters thesis on the 
Green and Cornwallis campaign in 
North Carolina in 1781, a campaign 
that was climaxed by the Battle of 
Guilford Court House. He is follow- 
ing up that work in writing his doc- 



toral dissertation, which is a full- 
dress biography of Gen. Nathaniel 
Greene, the first life history of that 
famous general to be done since the 
early 1800's. 

Rankin, one of the first winners of 
the Morehead Scholarship at the Uni- 




HUGH F. RANKIN 

versity of N. C. in 1951, received that 
award for two years; however, he was 



given an extension of two years to 
enable him to complete work for the 
doctorate. 

Rankin is a descendant of Revolu- 
tionary soldiers on both paternal and 
maternal lines. In 1931, he won All- 
State honors in football at Reidsville 
High School. He accepted a Virginia 
Tech football scholarship but was 
forced to withdraw on account of in- 
juries. 

He enrolled at Elon in 1947 after 
service in World War II, and was 
graduated with a fine record in 1949. 
He immediately entered the Univ. of 
N. C. for graduate work and has been 
there for several years. 

Rankin is one of two Elon gradu- 
ates to win one of the coveted grad- 
uate scholarships given by the More- 
head Scholarship Foundation each 
year since 1951. Charles Phillips, '54, 
of Burlington, is the other such win- 
ner. He is currently pursuing medical 
studies at the University of N. C. 

Hugh Rankin's selection as "Tar 
Heel of the Week" is proof of his 
continued excellent work at the Univ. 
of North Carolina. 



Elon Colle g e Graduates Publish Books Elections In Spring 



Newest Elon author is Wilbur S. 
Crowder, graduate of the Class of '51, 
now a research chemist for Liggett 
and Myers Tobacco Co. in Durham, 
who has just published an interesting 
volume under the title of UP Tu IN- 
FINITY. 

The book, described as something 
odd and new in the way of a story, 
is called a provocative guide to the 
restoration of faith in God and Man. 
It is based upon a highly moral phil- 
osophic-religious code, and it is writ- 
ten with great clarity and beauty of 
linguistic expression. 

The reader is sometimes swept 
along by the sincerity and great 
strength of the author's words, and 
a wonderfully active imaginative 
sense is revealed in the sections which 
deal with Heaven, Purgatory and 
Hell. 

Reviewers declare that the theme 
of the work is dealt with in an unusual 
style, giving an impression that the 
writing is somewhat other-wordly in 
its descriptive passages and dialogue. 

Judge Charles A. Hines, '0'6, of 
Greensboro, is the author of a new 
book, THE WONDER OF WORDS, 



published by the Piedmont Press in 
December. The volume contains a col- 
lection of passages from inspirational 
addresses and Bible Class talks made 
by the author over a period of years. 
Judges Hines indicatss that the 
book was printed for distribution 
among members of the Brotherhood 
Bible Class, of which he has been a 
teacher for more than thirty years; 
among members of the Wocdmen of 
the World, in which he has been a 
State or National officer for nearly 
forty years, and among friends. 



About Our Cover 

Children of a 1 u m n i living in the 
College coirmunity shown on the cov- 
er, beginning at the top and reading 
counter-clockwise, are Mary Ann, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. 
Butler, Jr.; Allen and Margie, child- 
ren of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gibbs; 
Ned, son of Dean and Mrs. J. E. Dan- 
ieley; Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. 
L. Williams, Jr.; and Bryant, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Harrell, Jr. and 
grandson of Prof, and Mrs. A. L. 
Hook. 



A hotly contested race is expected 
in the spring when ballots are dis- 
tributed for the election of new Alum- 
ni Association officers. A special fea- 
ture of the mid-year meeting was the 
nomination and unanimous approval 
of candidates for a two year period. 

Candidates are Eugene A. Gordon, 
'41, of Burlington, and James F. Ear- 
den, '43, of iSuffolk, Va., for president; 
Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullars, '18, of 
Front Royal, Va., and Mrs. Margaret 
Moring Wilkins, '23, of Durham, for 
first vice president; and Dr. Glenn 
Lewis, '32, of Gibsonville, and William 
P. Wilkins, '49, of Norfolk, Va., for 
second vice president. 



Five Graduate In Fall 

Five students completed require- 
ments for graduation at the end of 
the Fall Quarter, according to an an- 
nouncement from the office of Miss 
Hazel Walker, Registrar. 

Those who completed their work at 
Thanksgiving are William Douglas 
Edwards, Miduloboro, Mass.; Eugene 
B. McDaniel, Kinston; Jack Mitchell, 
Lyndhurst, N. J.; Raynard Y. Nance, 
Reidsville; and Leon H. Taylor, Thom- 
asville, Ga. 



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Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



1907 

V. C. Pritchett and Mrs. Pritchett 
are residing- at 12 Highland Ave., 
Maplewood, N. J., where he is enjoy- 
ing his retirement after 34 years in 
sales work with the Standard Oil Co. 
of N. J. 

1912 

The Rev. Calvin J. Felton is pastor 
of the Pilgrim Congregational Church 
in Vineland, N. J. He resides in the 
parsonage at 25 South East Ave., 
Vineland. 

1913 

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Webb are 
making their home at 616 West Wash- 
ington St., Suffolk, Va. Mrs. Webb 
is the former Mary Williams. He is 
owner and operator of Webb's Trans- 
fer Co. in Suffolk. 

1918 

The former Fanny Pearle Dawson, 
sister of Mrs. A. L. Hook of Elon 
College, is Mrs. Frank S. Castor of 
17980 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg 8, 
Florida. 

1919 

Anne Rothgeb, an honor graduate 
of Woman's College, is an advanced 
student in voice at the New England 
Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her 
parents are Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Roth- 
geb of Raleigh. 

1909 

Dr. Stanley C. Harrell ended a 35 
year pastorate at the Durham Con- 
gregational Christian Church in Oc- 
tober. He is now serving as editor of 
The Christian Sun. Mrs. Harrell is 
the former Alberta Boone, '18. Dr. 
Harrell is a member of the Elon 
Board of Trustees. 

1910 

Dr. L. E. Smith, Elon president, has 
just been reappointed as a member of 
the National Commission on Academ- 
ic Freedom and Academic Tenure. 

The appointment came during the 
41st Annual Meeting of the Associa- 
tion of American Colleges, held in 
Washington on Jan. 11-12. 

1921 
Prof. E. B. Ezell is directing theses 
in educational administration at the 
University of Texas. His daughter, 
Ellen McAngus, will finish junior 
high school this year. 

1922 

Dr. John D. Messick is President 
of East Carolina College, one of the 
fastest growing schools in the nation. 
ECC has approximately 2,600 students 
this year, about equally divided be- 
tween men and women. 

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1923 

Pattie Lee Coghill, '23, is living at 
Lynbank Road, Henderson, and teach- 
ing commercial subjects at Zeb Vance 
High School in Vance County. 

Mrs. T. T. Hayes, the former Dillie 
Neville, is residing at 306 Gulf St. 
in Sanford. Mrs. Hayes, who attended 
Elon during 1919-1920, is anxious to 
locate a copy of the 1923 PHIPSICLI. 
Anyone with an extra copy is urged 
to contact her. 

Mrs. A. W. Kelley of Route 2, Box 
128, Kannapolis, is the former Mary 
Holland. Her daughter, Shirley Ann, 
attends Brown High School. 

1924 

Joseph T. Banks, Mechanical En- 
gineer for the United States Army, 
is presently assigned to duties in 
France. His work deals with the con- 
struction of various military facilities, 
details of which are restricted. His 
address is: JCA N. Dist. USAREUR, 
APO-230 USAF % PM, New York, 
New York. 

1926 

Thomas V. Huey, who resides with 
his family in Hillcrest, Spartanburg. 
S. C, is associated with the Superior 
Life Insurance Co. of Florence. 

Foy Matlock teaches in the Ard- 
more School of Winston-Salem where 
she resides at 2330 Westfield Ave. 

Dr. Dan B. Wicker, research chem- 
ist, has moved his family to 5 Willis 
Lane, Loudonville, New York. 

1927 
Mr. A. B. Johnson is principal of 
the Dunn High School, Dunn, N. C. 

Dr. Howard R. Richardson of Char- 
lottesville, Va., is executive secretary 
of the Virginia High School Athletic 
Association. He received the Doctor 



of Education degree from the George 
Washington University in 1952. 

His children are Howard, Jr., and a 
daughter, Stuart. Howard reports that 
he has the pleasure often of being in 
contact with or seeing L. J. "Hap" 
Perry, '23, who is executive secretary 
of the N. C. High School Athletic 
Association. 

1928 

Rev. Guy H. Veazey of High Point 
has been appointed pastor of Lake- 
view Community Church near Elon. 

He is also resident manager of the 
Conference Center and Assembly 
Grounds now being developd at Moon- 
elon, the project being sponsored by 
the Board of Christian Education of 
the Southern Convention of Congre- 
gational Christian Churches. 

1929 

Mrs. Agnes Judd Currin and her 
husband, Rev. Joe B. Currin, Baptist 
minister, reside at 210 S. Charles St., 
Roxboro. Their daughter, Katie Lee, 
is a college senior and their son, Joe, 
Jr., is a freshman at Mars Hill Col- 
lege. 

Mrs. J. M. Judd of Varina, mother 
of Mrs. Currin and a member of the 
class of 1895, is spending the winter 
with the Currins. 

1931 
The Rev. J. Howard Smith, former 
minister and faculty member at Ar- 
nold College in Milford, Conn., is pas- 
tor of the Grand Avenue Congrega- 
tional Church, 155 Grand Avenue, 
New Haven 13, Conn. 

1932 

Anna Virginia Britt was married to 
Dr. Edgar Ashby Warfield of Alex- 
andria after her graduation from 
Elon. Dr. Warfield died of a very 
rare disease several years ago. During 
the summer, Anna was married to 
Mr. Winfield Scott Macgill, III, Gen- 
eral Attorney for the Southern Rail- 
way System. They enjoyed a South 
American honeymoon. 

The Macgills are living at Little 
Hollin Hall, Route 1, Alexandria, Va. 
Their home is a restored eighteenth 
century farmhouse just north of Mt. 
Vernon Estate. It is reputedly the 
birthplace of George Mason, Ameri- 
can statesman, who was born in 1725. 
Mason is best remembered as the au- 
thor of the Bill of Rights. 

Elijah N. Jones, investment broker, 
makes his home in Greenwich, Conn. 
His business address is Francis I. Du- 
Pont & Co., Hotel Savoy Plaza Office, 
New York 22, N. Y. 



Elon Alumni News 



1932 Continued 

His children are Michael Rawles, 
12, and Louise Warren Jones, 1 year. 

Coach D. C. "Peahead" Walker of 
the Montreal Alouettes, former Elon 
and Wake Forest College coach, is 
reported to have received a new con- 
tract in the Canadian Professional 
Football League at $15,000 per year. 

1933 

Robert L. Armacost, consultant, who 
is a member of the Commercial Law 
League of America, maintains busi- 
ness offices at 314 Wainwright Bldg., 
Norfolk, Va. Bob and his family re- 
cently moved into their beautiful new 
home at 534 New Hampshire Ave. 

James T. Waggoner, who attended 
Elon during 1929-30, has been ap- 
pointed Southern Alabama represen- 
tative of the National Foundation for 
Infantile Paralysis. His office is lo- 
cated at 509 Hill Bldg., 23-33 Wash- 
ington Ave., Montgomery, Ala. 

1934 

George R. Chandler is owner of the 
Chandler Bros, coal mine in Madison- 
ville, Ky., where he has made great 
success as a miner. 

The Rev. F. Ervin Hyde is in his 
eighth year as pastor of the First 
Congregational Church of Cadillac, 
Michigan. 

1935 

Otho Lee Bennett is making h i s 
home in South Solon, Ohio. 

1936 

C. A. Hughes is married to the for- 
mer Sarah Dwiggins. Their three 
children are Chet, 16; Randy, 11; and 
Sara Carole, 3. 

Presently, he is employed as a pilot 
for Piedmont Airlines, based in Nor- 
folk, where he resides with his family 
at 611 Kenosha Ave. 

1937 

William W. Loy is living in Jack- 
sonville, N. C. His business is known 
as the Loy Realty Company and is 
located at 608 New Bridge Street. 

1938 

James M. Abbitt is engaged in the 
construction business in Florida. He 
is making his home at 465 Washing- 
ton Court in Bartow. "Jack" is a for- 
mer Elon football star. 

1939 

Albert C. Mastrobattisto's new ad- 
dress is 103 Divinity St., Bristol, Conn. 

1940 

Mrs. Violet Hoffman Daniel and 
husband, Mac, are living at 1207 Har- 



With The Classes 



grove St., Henderson. He recently 
opened an accounting office in that 
city. Violet is a former member of the 
Elon Commercial Dept. faculty. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stafford R. Peebles 
are residing at 700 Magnolia St., 
Winston-Salem. She is the former 
Virginia Neal, Class of 1942. Stafford 
is sales representative for the Na- 
tional Cash Register Co. 

Mrs. W. C. Voorhees, Sr. of McGa- 
haysville, Va. is the former Drusilla 
Dofflemyer of Harrisonburg, Va. She 
is currently teaching English in the 
Montevideo High School. Mr. Voor- 
hees is a high school principal. Their 
children are W. C. Voorhees, Jr., of 
Harrisonburg and Mrs. Gladys Voor- 
hees McCoy of Elkton. A granddaugh- 
ter, Robin Lynn Voorhees McCoy, was 
born October 10, 1954. 

1941 

Sgt. Richard H. (Dick) Chadwick 
who attended Elon during 1937-38 is 
a member of the North Carolina State 
Highway Patrol. 

Edward H. Potter, Jr., formerly of 
Beaufort, was recently promoted to 
the rank of Lt. Commander in the 
United States Navy. Ed has been 
serving as assistant operations ofTicer 
at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Jack- 
sonville, Fla., since September, 1953. 

He entered the Navy upon gradua- 
tion from Elon, served in the Pacific 
Area during Warld War II and later 
in Korea. He is entitled to wear the 
Air Medal with one gold star; the 
Commendation Medal Combat V; the 
World War II and Victory Medals; 
and the Korean and China Service 
ribbon. 

The address of Mrs. Wilson Renn, 
the former Doris Weldon, '41 Com., 
is 1519 Carr Street, Raleigh. 

1942 

Sara Corbitt is Mrs. Dave Roberts 
of Pittsboro. Her two little daughters 
are Emily, four, and Martha, two. 

Rev. Lester Irvin Somers is a Lt. 
Chaplin in the United States Navy. 
His address is Chaplain's Office, U. 
S. Naval Station, Navy No. 230, Box 
15, % PM, Seattle, Wash. 

Elmer Williams of Richmond, Va. 
was married to Charles Clifton Bu- 
chanan in 1947. They moved to Ra- 
leigh in 1949 where they live at 1504 
Iredell Drive with son Andy, 2. 

1943 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Corbett are 
living in Roanoke Rapids at 918% 
Hamilton St. Mrs. Corbett is the for- 
mer Virginia May. Clyde is an Inter- 



nal Revenue Agent while Virginia is 
secretary for Stone and Webster En- 
gineering Corp. They have one child, 
a son, who is 4 years old. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Davis are 
residing in Enfield. Mrs. Davis, the 
former Nancy Allen, has held the 
position as bookkeeper for Farmers 
Supply Co. since completing her bus- 
iness training at Elon. 

Ernie entered the Air Force upon 
leaving Elon and served in the Euro- 
pean Theatre with the Eighth Air 
Force as pilot during World \. ar II. 
At present he holds a position with 
the Bank of Enfield. 

1944 
Richard Cubell of 43 Cedar St., 
Marblehead, Mass., is employed by 
Samuel Cubell & Co., Inc., 40 Broad 
St., Boston, Mass. 

1945 
Mrs. Becky Watson Griffin, '45, is 
teaching in Morven while her hus- 
band, Johnson, '43, is stationed over- 
seas in the Army. 

1946 

Mrs. James C. Evans of 204 Rug- 
heimer Ave., North Charleston, S. C, 
is the former Elizabeth Braddy. She 
is teaching the fourth grade at N. 
Charleston Grade School. 

1947 

Mrs. Helen Cobb Knowles and her 
husband, the Rev. Robert A. Knowles, 
have purchased a home in Framing- 
ham, Mass., having recently moved 
there from Oakland, Cal. 

Their two children are Deborah 
Cobb, 2, and David Alan, 3 months 
old. They are residing at 2 Lilian Rd. 
Extension, Framing-ham, Mass. 

1948 

Mrs. Kenneth Lee Bragg, the for- 
mer Alma Kathleen Young of Vernon, 
Ala., is making her home in Edinburg, 
Texas. 

The Braggs have two children, Ken- 
ny, 4, and Lila Patricia, eight months 
old. Mr. Bragg is a Texas airline 
official. Kathy is the granddaughter 
of the late Dr. J. E. Newman of Elon 
College. 

Jo M. Earp of Concord has been 
appointed nutrition spscialist with the 
State Farm Bureau. She was home 
agent in Cabarrus for two years. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hardy are 
making their home in Alexandria, Va. 
at 503 Chelsea Drive, White Oaks. 
She is the former Janice Frazier, '48. 

James W. Knight, Reidsville High 
(Continued on Page 10) 



SPORTUGHT' 



Elon Alumni News 
i by James Waggoner 



Christians Pushing For Cage Title 



The Fighting Christians, who are 
averaging 80.5 points per game, have 
won 14 of their first 20 games. 

The season opened with the Chris- 
tians taking a close 75-73 game from 
DuPoint, with Dave Maddox and Ed 
Juratic scoring 16 points each. 

Clay Brown, subbing at forward, 
starred with 25 points against the 
Mayodan "Y". It was a new scoring 
record for Elon for a single game, 
hitting her stride with an easy 104-51 
victory. 

The McCrary Eagles handed Elon 
her first defeat of the year 84 to 76. 
Bob Walker topped Elon's attack with 
14 markers. 

Maddox paced the Christians to a 
78-71 victory over Virginia Tech, as 
he scored 21 points. 

The Christians wound up their pre- 
Christmas holidays by splitting four 
battles on a week's invasion of Flori- 
da. Elon defeated the Jacksonville 
Navy by a 99 to 76 count. Juratic and 
Maddox scored 30 and 29 points re- 
spectively. Rollins College rallied to 
defeat the Christians by a 73 to 65 
margin. Juratic racked up 25 points 
for Elon. Elon topped Florida South- 
ern by an 81-48 score, with Maddox 
scoring 15 points. The Christians lost 
to Stetson University by a count of 
91 to 59 as Maddox scored 17 points. 

Making their first start after re- 
turning from the Christmas holidays, 
Elon chalked up a 79-73 victory over 
DuPont. Ray Whitley led Elon's scor- 
ing with 25 points. 

McCrary Eagles rallied to defeat 
the Christians by a 95 to 75 margin. 
Maddox banged in 20 points. 

The Christians won their first 
North State battle in defeating East 
Carolina by a score of 76 to 64. Mad- 
dox was the big scorer with 23 points. 

Powerful ACC claimed an 88 to 68 
victory over Elon. Juractic paced the 
Christians with 19 points. 

Setting an all-time Elon scoring re- 
cord, the Christians trampled Guilford 
106 to 88 in a game played on the 
home court. DeRita and Whitley set 
the scoring pace for Elon with 23 and 
22 points. 

The Christians chalked up their 
third conference victory by defeating 
Catawba 87 to 60. Maddox took scor- 



es 

ing honors with 17 points. 

Elon marked up her fourth North 
State win in defeating High Point 
85 to S3. Maddox topped the scoring 
with 25 points. 

The Christians defeated Appalach- 
ian 69 to 62 as Maddox scored 19. 

Lenoir Rhyne then broke Elon's 
winning streak in downing Elon by a 
72 to 66 count. Packard topped the 
Elon scoring with 14 points. 

Maddox again paced the Christian 
basketeers as they won over Western 
Carolina 81 to 75. Maddox hit his high 
mark with 30 points. 

A second half scoring spree proved 
to be the decisive part of a 93 to 77 
victory over High Point. Packard led 
with 26 points. 

Elon topped Catawba 86 to 58, en- 
abling her to share second place in 
conference play. DeRita and Whitley 
scored 16 and 15 points respectively. 



Varney Named 
Coach Of Year 




COACH SID VABNEY 

Coach Sid Varney, who piloted the 
Christian grid squad to runner-up 
honors in the North State Conference, 
was named by vote of state sports 
writers to share "Coach Of The Year" 
honors with Coach Red Duggins, who 



Elon Cage Scores 



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Elon 
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Elon 
Elon 
Elon 
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Elon 
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51 



DuPont 73 

Mayodan "Y' 
McCrary 84 
Va. Tech 71 
Jax Navy 76 
Rollins 73 
Fla. Southern 48 
Stetson 91 
DuPont 73 
McCrary 95 
East Carolina 64 
ACC 88 
, Guilford 88 
Catawba 60 
High Point 83 

Appalachian 62 
Lenoir Rhyne 72 
Western Carolina 75 
High Point 77 

Catawba 58 



North State Standings 

CONFERENCE GAMES 

(Through February 1) 



Team 




W L 


Pet. 


ACC 




8 


1.000 


Elon 




8 2 


.800 


L noir Rhyne 




7 2 


.778 


ECC 




8 3 


.723 


Appalachian 




4 5 


.444 


High Point 




3 6 


.333 


Guilford 




2 7 


.222 


Catawba 




1 8 


.111 


WCC 




1 9 


.100 


ALL 


GAMES 






( Through 


February 1) 




Team 




W L 


Pet. 


ACC 




12 3 


.800 


Lenoir Rhyne 




11 4 


.733 


ECC 




10 4 


.714 


Elon 




14 6 


.700 


High Point 




8 10 


.444 


Appalachian 




7 10 


.412 


WCC 




7 12 


.368 


Catawba 




3 13 


.188 



led his Appalachian Mountaineers to 
the conference title. 

Each of the coaches placed his team 
much higher on the conference; ladder 
than the pre-season prophets had pre- 
dicted, for no one had expected the 
Mountaineers and Christians to spread 
eagle the North State field as they 
did. In choosing two men to share 
"Coach Of The Year" honors, the 
writers were high in their praise of 
both Varney and Duggins. 

A previous "Coach Of The Year" 
award was given to Jim Mallory of 
Elon in 1949. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Elon Gridmen Grab Second Place In Conference 



When Coach Sid Varney's Fighting- 
Christians won their closing contest 
at Davidson, it not only marked the 
first time the Elon eleven defeated 
the grid squad from Davidson, but it 
was the climax to just about as tre- 
mendous a rebuilding job as has ever 
been engineered in the history of 
football at Elon College. 

Varney had exactly 19 returning 
players from the 1953 club when 
school opened in September. Only two 
seniors and four juniors were expe- 
rienced. Six letter winners from 1953 
were claimed by graduation and arm- 
ed services, and anyone venturing out 
loud the opinion that the Christians 
would be anywhere near the confer- 
ence pinnacle when the season closed, 
probably would have drawn a skep- 
tical snort from even the most rabid 
Elon College fan. 



But slowly, Varney and Doc Mathis, 
line coach, began the back-breaking 
task of moulding a team from very 
little in the way of experienced ma- 
terial. With a minimum of tongue 
lashing and a maximum of patience, 
they skimmed the cream off 1953's 
team, injected a shot of confidence 
here and there into reserves, who 
were badly in need of it after their 
rapid elevation to varsity status, and 
coaxed the utmost out of each and 
every player on the practice field. 

On September 25 at Charleston the 
Christians rang up the curtain on the 
1954 season. Sixty playing minutes 
later the scoreboard read: The Cita- 
del 20, Elon College 13. And Elon had 
led 13 to 7 until the closing minutes. 
It was obvious that the club had pos- 
sibilities. 

A week later the Christians jour- 



ELON'S ALLSTATE CENTER 1954 







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1955 CAPTAIN HOMER HOBGOOD 



neyed to Boone only to be brushed 
aside by Appalachian by a 2C-6 c-unt. 
The Elon eleven then returned home 
and defeated favored East Carolina 
20-6, hitting one of the high peaks of 
the season. 

The Maroon and Gold gridders ven- 
tured down into South Carol na on 
October 16 and met a 26 to defeat 
at the hands of Newberry. 

Catawba's Indians were the next 
North State opponent to feel the sting 
of tne Elon attack. This time it was 
36-12, and it topped off an excellent 
Homecoming. 

The following week Elon came from 
behind to tie the Catamounts of \v est- 
ern Carolina by a 20-20 count in the 
the final minutes of play at Cullo- 
whee. Twenty points in the second 
half in that game showed the power 
of the Christians. 

The Guilford Quakers met defeat 
as Elon came off on the long end of a 
20-13 count in a game at Burlington 
on November 6. This was the first 
of three successive wins that ended 
the season. 

Next came Lenoir Rhyne and once 
again a North State squad fell before 
the Christian eleven by a 14-6 de- 
cision, as Elon downed the Bears for 
the first time since 1941. 

Topping the best Elon season in 
years, the Fighting Christians used 
a fine passing attack and a brilliant 
defense to defeat Davidson's South- 
ern Conference team 14-6. The win 
blocked Davidson's team from its best 
season in Wildcat history. 

This Elon team, which wasn't given 
much of a chance in September, may 
not be the greatest in Elon's history. 
However, the 1954 scuad will be re- 
membered and talked about as long- 
as football is played at Elon. 

To single out one, two or three in- 
dividual players for mention would 
be a reflection on the wonderful es- 
prit-de-corps of the entire club. From 
the more talented members of the 
first eleven down to the lowest scrub, 
who night after night out on the prac- 
tice field took the bumps and knocks 
without protest, it was a squad of 
which every Elonite can be proud. 

Elon's Fighting Christians are a 
contender for the crown this coming 
September, and each Christian fan 
extends hearty congratulations to the 
coaches and members of the 1954 
squad. 

Elon's North State Conference re- 
cord was 4-1-1, while her all-game 
total stood at 5-3-1. 



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With The Classes 



(Continued from Page 7) 

School science teacher and member of 
the coaching staff, has been named 
principal of Lawsonville Ave. Elemen- 
tary School in Reidsville. His wife is 
the former Agnes Harris of Roseboro. 
The Knights and their two children 
live at 122 Maple Avenue Circle. 

Rev. Dermont J. Reid lives with his 
family at 503 N. Road St., Elizabeth 
City where he is pastor of the City 
Road Methodist Church. His children 
are Carole Ann, 6, and Kenneth, 3. 

John F. (Jack) Russell has com- 
pleted a school in Career Underwrit- 
ing conducted by the Sales Training 
Dept. of the Occidental Life Insurance 
Co. Jack is a member of the Piedmont 
Carolina Agency of Occidental, under 
the direction of Ed Hicklin, '44, of 
Burlington. 

1949 

The former Pauline Cheek is Mrs. 
Calvin K. Best of 621 Washington St., 
Graham. Her 18 months old daughter 
is Andrea Dawn. 

Fred C. Jackson, who is married to 
the former Mildred Nelms of Suffolk, 
is employed by the Briggs Farm 
Equipment Co. They are residing at 
222 y 2 South Saratoga St. in Sutfolk. 

Hazel Pauline Oliphant of Moores- 
ville became the bride of the Rev. 
Charles Wesley Randolph, '49, of Bos- 
tic on November 13, at Triplett Meth- 
odist Church. The bride is a graduate 
of Flora MacDonald College. He is 
pastor of the Sunshine Circuit Metho- 
dist Church at Bostic. 

Jimmie Washburn of 717 Penn Road, 
Raleigh, has been named Division 
Manager for the Prudential Ins. Co. 
of America. 

1950 

Lt. Burton Daniels, Jr. returned 
from Korea in June, 1954. He expects 
to be discharged from the army in 
January, 1956, after which he will 
enter the Wake Forest Law School. 

Rev. James Hailey, Methodist min- 
ister, has moved from his Efland 
Church to a similar post in Roxboro. 

Jacqueline Louise James and John 
Harrison McAdams, '50, both of Mar- 
tinsville, Va., were married on Sept. 
18 in the Episcopal Church of the Ad- 
vent at Williamston, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kampman are 
making their home at 100 Vick Drive, 
Portsmouth, Va. Their children are 
Ray ami Mary Anne. 

Mrs. Kampman — Grace Ann — 
was secretary in the alumni office 
while her husband attended Elon. 

10— 



Rev. William T. Scott, Jr., son of 
Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Scott of Elon Col- 
lege, was recently called to the pas- 
torate of the First Congregational 
Christian Church in Durham. 

Mrs. Scott is the former Mary Lou- 
ise Dunham of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
She is a graduate of Skidmore Col- 
lege, N. Y. 

The Scotts and their young son, 
William T. Scott, III, are residing at 
2411 West Club Blvd., Durham. 

1951 

Jean Fambrough of Burlington and 
Gale Darrell Anderson, '51, of Elon 
College were married at Chesterfield, 
S. C. on January 1. 

The bride is a secretary in the en- 
gineering dept. of Western Electric 
while he is employed in the tabulating 
dept. They are residing with his par- 
ents at Route 1, Elon College. 

Mrs. Charles H. Griffin, the former 
Jeanne Pittman, '51, is with her hus- 
band, who has just completed his 
army service assignment, in Mayodan. 
They will return to Elon in March so 
that "Toby" can continue his studies 
as a junior. 

Raymond L. Parker, Jr., 124i/ 2 Clay 
St., Suffolk, Va., is employed by the 
Retail Credit Co. of Norfolk as an 
insurance investigator. 

Miss Rebekah Roberts of Cameron 
was graduated from the Watts Hos- 
pital School of Nursing in 1952. She 
is now on the operating room staff at 
Watts Hospital as scrub nurse. She 
is residing at 1402 Broad Street in 
Durham. 

Rev. William P. Tolley is director 
of Christian Education of Mittineague 
Congregational Church in West 
Springfield, Mass. Bill has the Mas- 
ers degree from the Hartford Semi- 
nary where he is continuing graduate 
studies. 

1952 

Roger B. Wilson is a counselor at 
the Wiltwyck School for Boys in 
Esopus, N. Y. 

1953 

James H. Booth, Jr., 143 Winches- 
ter Drive, Hampton, Va. is teaching 
social science and English in Buckree 
Junior High School. His daughter, 
Mary Lou, a junior in Hampton High, 
is fondly anticipating the coming of 
the fall of 1956 when she plans to 
enter Elon College. 

E. Franklin (Lynn) Cashion of 224 
Maple Ave., Sanford, is serving with 
the Headquarters American Forces 
Korean Network Broadcasting Sta- 



tion at Taegu, Korea. 

His address is Pfc. Ernest F. Cash- 
ion, US 53224056, Hqs. American For- 
ces Korean Network, 8214th Army 
Unit, APO 234, % PM, San Francis- 
co, Cal. 

James L. Clyburn, stationed at 
Camp Gordon, Ga., is organist for his 
Chapel. 

Dr. Edward W. W. Lewis, '53 hon- 
orary alumnus, is pastor of the United 
Congregational Church in Norwich, 
Conn. 

Edith Valeree Massey, '53 com., and 
Glenn Elton Byrd, both of Buidington, 
were married Nov. 13 at Bush Arbor 
Primitive Baptist Church. The bride 
was a member of Beta Chi Epsilon 
Sorority. The groom, a graduate of 
State College, is a Lt. in the army 
and they are making their home at 
Fort Lee, Va. 

James Merriman's new address is 
Pfc. James Merriman, US 52342789 
Hq. and Hq. Co., 7th Inf., 3rd Div., 
Fort Benning, Ga. 

Yono Mork's new address is US 
53207464, 42 Chemical Laboratory, 
Army Chemical Center, Md. 

Robert Reavis of Burlington is serv- 
ing his army assignment as company 
clerk at Fort Carson, Colo. 

Martha Nan Young of Newnan, Ga. 
and Edgar Reid Cobb, '53, of Burling- 
ton were united in marriage on Dec. 
28 at the Central Baptist Church in 
Newnan. The bride attended Woman's 
College and the University of Geor- 
gia. The groom is a student in the 
school of engineering at State College. 

1954 

Wanda Dofflemyer of Elkton, Va. 
is secretary to the business manager 
of Elon College. Her brother, Larry, 
is a senior. Their father, "Doffy," 
former Elon athlete, is history teacher 
at Elkton High School. 

Helen Rea Hodge and Donald Scott 
Pennington, '54, were married in Dec. 
at the Burlington First Congrega- 
tional Christian Church with the Rev. 
Walstein W. Snyder officiating. Don- 
ald is doing graduate work at the 
Woman's College and is teaching at 
the McLeansville Public Schools. 

Jack Malloy, former Elon basket- 
ball star, is connected with the Amer- 
ican Can Company in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Sarah Frances Miles of Burlington 

and Martinsville, Va., and William 

Stewart Hoffman of Camp Gordon, 

Ca., were married in the First Con- 

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Report Of Alumni Dues For 1954 And 1955 



1892 — $4.82 

C. D. West $10.00 

1893 — $14.45 

L. R. Jones _ 10.00 

Mrs. Annie Graham Lawrence... 5.00 

1894 — $9.63 

1895 — $14.45 

Mrs. J. M. Judd 5.00 

Miss Hontas Rawles - 5.00 

1896 — $9.63 

John P. Lee 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Boone Saunders 5.00 

1897 — $4.82 

W. J. Ballentine - 5.00 

1S98 — $14.45 

Dr. I. W. Johnson _ 10.00 

Robert H. Porter - 5.00 

1899 — $24.08 
Mrs. H. L. Trotman, Agent 
Churchland, Va. 
Dr. Ned F. Brannock 5.00 

1900 — $9.63 

W. H. May 10.00 

1901 — $14.45 

Mrs. Annie Kernodle Burke 5.00 

B. Guy Porter _ 5.00 

1902 — $14.45 

Mrs. Mary Watson Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. Mamie Holland Leathers... 10.00 

1903 — $14.45 

Rufus C. Cox - 5.00 

1904 — $28.89 

G. Chamness Davidson _ 5.00 

D. R. Fonville 10.00 

John B. Stratford - 5.00 

1905 — $48.16 

Mr. Dwight M. Davidson, Agent 
Gibsonville, N. C. 

Dwight M. Davidson 5.00 

H. M. Holland - 10.00 

1906 — $24.08 
Mrs. B. C. Britt, Agent 

512 W. Washington St., Suffolk, Va. 

Judge Charles A. Hines 10.00 

Dr. C. W. MePherson 5.00 

Dr. David L. Rawls - - 5.00 



With The Classes 

(continued from previous page) 
gregational Christian Church of Bur- 
lington on December 21. 

The groom returned to his post at 
Camp Gordon. Sarah is teaching and 
living at 7 Cleveland Ave. in Martins- 
ville. She has an apartment with Sa- 
ra Winn Murr, '54, and Sue Ireland, 
'53, both of whom are also teaching 
in the Martinsville area. 



1907 — $57.79 
Mr. H. M. Loy, Agent 

420 Warlock St., Jacksonville, N. C. 

J. R. Kirk 50.00 

A. Lucius Lincoln 5.00 

H. M. Loy 10.00 

Virgil C. Pritchett 10.03 

Mrs. Ella Brunk Smith 10.00 

1908 — $28X9 
Mr. John T. Kernodle, Agent 
1536 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 

Charles C. Howell 10.00 

Mrs. Virgie Holland McClenny... 5.00 

D. T. Neville 10.00 

James A. Vaughn _._ 5.00 

1909 — $38.52 
Mr. S. M. Patton, Agent 
Washington, N. C. 

J. D. McClenny 5.00 

1910 — $38.52 
Prof. J. W. Barney, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

J. W. Barney 5.00 

Mrs. Lovie Floyd Carter 2.50 

Mrs. Carrie Boyd Dees - 5.00 

Capt. W. W. Elder 10.CO 

Dr. Alonzo C. Hall 5.00 

Mrs. Macie Farmer Hall 5.00 

Dr. Leon Edgar Smith 10.00 

1911 — $67.42 
Mr. John J. Ingle, Agent 

605 Pepper Bldg., Winston-Salem, NC 

Mrs. Affie Griffin Bryan 5.00 

Russell A. Campbell 10.00 

Arnold C. Hall 10.00 

Mrs. Bessie MePherson Harris... 5.00 

Vitus R. Holt 5.00 

John J. Ingle - 10.00 

Mrs. Beulah Foster MePherson 10.00 

Marvin W. MePherson 10.00 

Lila Clare Newman 5.00 

Mrs. Blondie Kernodle Pollard... 5.00 

Edith I. Walker - 5.00 

1912 — $62.60 
Rev. C. J. Felton, Agent 

25 South East Ave., Vineland, N. J. 

Mrs. Jewel Michael Banks 5.00 

Mrs. Lois Davidson Campbell 10.00 

E. L. Daughtry - 5.00 

Winnie Dale DuRant 5.00 

Rev. C. J. Felton 5.00 

Mrs. Ethel DuRant Lassister 5.00 

Annie L. Satterfield 5.00 

Mrs. Bera Motley Walker 5.00 

1913 — $43.34 
Mr. Walton S. Wicker, Agent 

150 Tenth St., N.E., Atlanta 6, Ga. 

Mrs. Pearl Fogleman Fonviells 10.00 

Prof. A. L. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Annie Bagwell Johnson 5.00 



Helen I. Lawrence 5.00 

Mrs. J. C. Webb 5.00 

Walton S. Wicker 10.00 

1914 — $67.42 
Miss Viola Rollings, Agent 

311 N. Piedmont St., Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Blanche Newman Baker 10.00 

Mrs. Jessie Dawson Hock 5.00 

Mrs. B. Guy Porter 5.00 

1915 — $86.68 

Prof. & Mrs. R. K. Hancock, Agents 
Gastonia, N. C. 

John L. Farmer 5.00 

Mrs. Beatrice Mason Gay 5.C0 

Mrs. Pearl Jones Hancock 10.00 

Prof. R. K. Hancock 10.00 

I. Paul Ingle 10.00 

1916 — $38.52 
Miss Ruth Johnson, Agent 
State Book Shop, Raleigh, N. C. 

Shirley T. Holland 10.00 

Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 — $134.84 
Mr. J. L. Crumpton, Agent 
P. O. Box 147, Durham, N. C. 

Rev. J. Frank Apple 5.00 

J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

Mrs. Annie Simpson Lineberger... 5.00 

Dr. H. Shelton -Smith 5.00 

John P. Swain 5.00 

Dr. John G. Truitt 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Vaughn, Jr 10.00 

H. E. Whitesell 5.00 

Mrs. Grace McCulkrs Yancjy 5.00 

1918 — $130.02 
Mrs. Clarke F. Cullers, Agent 
18 Cloud St., Front Royal, Va. 

Mrs. Fannie Dawson Castor . .5.00 
Mrs. Lela Hayworth Coltrane... 5.00 
Mrs. Pretto Browne Crumpton... 5.00 

W. A. Fonvielle 15.00 

Mrs. Martha Dawson McDonald 5.00 

William L. Monroe 50.00 

Mrs. Azzie Gatling Rawls 5.00 

G. M. Reed 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Wicker Rogers 5.00 

R. M. Rothgeb 5.00 

1919 — $91.50 
Dr. H. T. Floyd, Agent 

P. O. Box 343, Auburn, Ala. 

Dr. Edwin M. Betts 5.00 

Rav. Howard S. Hardcastle 2.50 

Rev. J. D. Hardy 5.00 

' Dr. Thomas E. Powell, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. R. M. Rothgeb 5.00 

Mrs. Alma Bowden Smith 5.00 

Maggie Taylor 5.00 

1920 — $110.76 
Mr. Roy J. Morton, Agent 

629 Penn. St., Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Josephine Farmer „ 5.00 

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J. L. Floyd, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young 5.00 

1921 — $144.47 
Mr. C. M. Miller, Agent 

348 Fairview Rd., Biltmore Station 
Asheville, X. C. 

Lucy M. Eklredge - 5.00 

Prof. L. B. Ezell 5.00 

Mrs. Janice Fulghum Gilliam 5.00 

William E. Hanvard - 5.00 

Conner R. Hutchison - 10.00 

H. W. Johnson - 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Newman .- - 10.00 

1922 — $168.54 
Dr. John D. Messick, Agent 

East Carolina College, Greenville, NC 

R. L. Bunch 5.00 

Dr. Fred K. Garvey 5.00 

Mrs. Lillian Foust Howell 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Miller Hardcastle 2.50 

Dr. John D. Messick 10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. T. F. Rudd 10.00 

C. L. Walker - 5.00 

1923 — $168.54 
Miss Pattie Lee Coghill, Agent 
Lynbank Road, Henderson, N. C. 

Thomas H. Andrews 10.00 

Lizzie Grey Chandler 5.00 

Pattie Lee Coghill 10.00 

Dr. S. C. Deskins 5.00 

Mrs. Dillie Neville Hayes 2.00 

Mrs. Mary Holland Kelley 5.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

W. G. Stoner 5.00 

George D. Underwood 5.00 

Mrs. Lois Holland Underwood... 5.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White 5.00 

Rev. Worth B. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins... 10.00 

1924 — $168.54 
Mr. M. L. Patrick, Agent 

P. O. Box 190, High Point, N. C. 

Joseph T. Banks 5.00 

L. E. Fesmire 10.00 

Mrs. Mabel Hinton Fesmire 10.00 

Harold C. Hainer 5.00 

Rev. Archie H. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Lawrence Mackintosh 5.00 

G. C. Mann 5.00 

M. L. Patrick 10.00 

1925 — $178.18 
Mr. W. Cliff Elder, Agent 

101 Glenwood Ave., Burlington, N. C. 

Mrs. Effie Bowden Butt 5.00 

Rev. E. M. Carter - 2.50 

W. Cliff Elder 10.00 

Mary Lee Foster - 5.00 

Rev. H. L. Isley _ 1.00 

Mrs. Sallie Oliver Ligon 5.00 

Margaret L. Rowland 5.00 

Mrs. Zondal Myers Sechest 5.00 

Mamie Sockwell 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 15.00 

Emma Louise Watkins 5.00 

L. V. Watson - 5.00 

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Report of dues continu 

1926 — $149.28 
Mr. George D. Colclough, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

Guy E. Barker 10.00 

Mrs. Mary Price Broom 5.00 

George D. Colclough 5.00 

J. E. Corbitt 10.00 

Clyde W. Gordon 15.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr 5.00 

Thomas V. Huey - 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Ballentine Lane... 5.00 

Foy Matlock 5.00 

Dr. William L. McLeo'd 10.00 

Mrs. Adelia Jones Truitt 5.00 

Dr. Dan B. Wicker 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Milton G. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Crawford Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 — $207.07 
Dr. Howard R. Richardson, Agent 
Box 3697 University Station 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Vaughn Bowlin - 5.00 

A. Brown Fogleman - 5.00 

Mrs. Gwendolyn Fogleman 5.00 

Mrs. Nell Orr Gordon 10.00 

William L. Haslett 5.00 

A. B. Johnson 5.00 

Dr. Darden W. Jones 10.00 

E. P. McLeod 5.00 

Charles E. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Dr. Howard R. Richardson 5.00 

1928 — $245. 59 
Mr. J. Paul McNeill, Attorney, Agent 
P. O. Box 1504, Beaumont, Texas 

Harold L. Barney 10.00 

Mrs. Lucy Dick Beaty 5.00 

Lulia Lois Clem -. 5.00 

Mrs. Frances Turner Fonville... 5.00 

Dr. Everett W. McCauley 10.00 

Mrs. Mabel Alexander Sinclair 5.00 
Mrs. Mabel Michael Thompson... 5.00 

J. Robert Walker 5.00 

Paul G. Walker 5.00 

1929 — $245.59 
Mr. C. W. Kipka, Agent 
Mooresville, N. C. 

Mrs. Agnes Judd Currin 5.00 

Hoyle T. Efird 10.00 

Howard L. Hughes 5.00 

W. Phalti Lawrence 5.00 

David B. Long 10.00 

Dan Long Newman 5.00 

Elwood M. Smith 2.00 

C. P. Thompson 5.00 

1930 — $245.59 
Mr. Delos M. Elder, Jr., Agent 
1224 Franklin St., Burlington, N. C. 
Mrs. Merline Dunlap Freeman... 5.00 

Sidney F. Jackson 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Alexander Lawrence... 5.00 
Eugene H. Thompson 5.00 

1931 — $192.62 
Mrs. J. Hinton Rountree, Agent 
515 Woodlawn Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 

Mrs. Sue Watts Colclough 5.00 

Mrs. Ann Rawls Newman 10.00 

Mrs. Clara Sharpe Rountree 10.00 

James E. Stewart 5.00 



ed 



Mrs. Eugenia Green Wilson 5.00 

1932 — $231.15 
Miss Rena Maude Iseley, Agent 
Route 4, Burlington, N. C. 

Mr. C. W. Howell 5.00 

Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

C. Leon Jones 5.00 

John Milton Lowry 5.00 

Roy A. Richardson 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins' 10.00 

1933 — $197.44 
Mr. E. L. Moffitt, Agent 

518 Crescent Ave., Glendale, Pa. 

William T. Arthur - 5.00 

Willis G. Boland - 5.00 

George R. Harris 7.00 

Mrs. Lucy Caddell Hughes 5.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Chase Key 5.00 

Rev. Carl R. Key 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie White Lally 5.00 

Charles A. Leach - 5.00 

J. Hinton Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. Alma Lamm Tate 5.00 

1934 — $154.10 
Mr. William J. Story, Agent 
Supt. S. Norfolk City Schools 
South Norfolk, Va. ' 

George R. Chandler 20.00 

L. Conway Channing 10.00 

Staley P. Gordon 5.00 

Mrs. Iris Albright Holt 5.00 

Kenneth K. Hughes 5.00 

Rev. F. Ervin Hyde 5.00 

Edward I. LeKites 10.00 

Frederick H. Miller 10.00 

Walter E. Meacham 5.00 

Mrs. Marguerite Harris Waters 5.00 

Norman B. Waters - 5.00 

Mrs. Frances Chandler Wilkins 5.00 

1935 — $144.47 
Rev. William J. Andes, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

Rev. W. J. Andes 5.00 

Otho Lee Bennett 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd „ 5.00 

Prof. Scott Boyd - 5.00 

Benjamin T. Holden, II 5.00 

Dr. J. R. Kernodle - 10.00 

Rev. Robert M. Man 5.00 

Dr. J. E. Rawls, Jr 5.00 

1936 — $173.36 
Mr. William L. Cooper, Agent 
508 W. 29th St., Norfolk, Va. 

Chester A. Hughes 5.00 

Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle 10.00 

Mrs. Esther Hoppenstedt Miller 10.00 

1937 — $211,88 
Mr. William L. Loy, Agent 

Loy Realty Co., Jacksonville, N. C. 

Mrs. Hilda Heatwole Brown 5.00 

Rev. William A. Grissom 5.00 

Oka T. Hester 5.00 

Mrs. Pauline Oliver Lloyd 5.00 

William W. Loy 10.00 

Iris M. Rountree 5.00 



Report of dues continued 



1938 — $284.12 
Mr. Wiiliam H. Maness, Agent 

5055 Ortega Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.- 

John L. Beaver 5.00 

Lloyd F. Early 5.00 

Dr. Charles E. Kernodle 10.00 

Allen A. Lloyd 5.00 

William H. Maness 10.00 

John Z. McBrayer 5.00 

Rev. C. Legrand Moody, Jr 5.00 

Carl T. Pritchett 5.00 

1939 — $264.86 
LCDR Walter O. Fonville, Agent 
P. O. Box 956, Haw River, N. C. 

Richard S. Cromlish 5.00 

Mrs. Mattie Pickett Edwards 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Jones 5.00 

Albert C. Mastrobattisto 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Matkins Rumbley 5.00 

1940 — $322.64 
Mr. James F. Rogers, Agent 
1818 Hilton Rd., Burlington, N. C. 

W. Hall Brooks - 5.00 

J. B. Congleton, Jr 5.00 

Edna M. Fitch 5.00 

John L. Frye - 10.00 

Andrew W. Fuller 5.00 

Stafford R. Peebles 10.00 

Dr. Charles H. Rawls 5.00 

Mrs. Drusilla D. Voorhees 5.00 

1941 — $327.46 
Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, Agent 
P. O. Box 270, Burlington, N. C. 

Winifred Barney 5.00 

Major John Lee Edwards 5.00 

Dr. Jack Garian 5.00 

Eugene A. Gordon 5.00 

Cephas G. Hook - 5.00 

Allen A. Iseley 5.00 

Charles W. Parker 5.00 

Mary Pritchett „ 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker, Jr 5.00 

1942 — $452.66 

Mr. Royall H. Spence, Jr., Agent 
3412 Dogwood Drive, Greensboro, NC 

Clifton T. Bean 5.00 

Mrs. Elmer Williams Buchanan... 5.00 

Margaret J. Carroll 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Fulcher Cobb - 5.00 

Wilma Griffin _ 5.00 

Mrs. Bernice Hartman McLeod... 5.00 

Dr. Marvin W. Phillips „ 5.00 

James G. Pritchett 5.00 

Emma Rascoe - _ 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Mackenzie Scott 10.00 

Rev. Lester I. Somers 5.00 

Royall H. Spence, Jr „ 10.00 

1943 — $274.49 
Mr. James F. Darden, Agent 
197 S. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 

Mrs. Rena Black Appel 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus 5.00 

Dr. George M. Bullard 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna _.. 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia May Corbett 5.00 

Mrs. Luvene Holmes Spence 10.00 



1944 — $144.47 
Rev. Mark W. Andes, Agent 

708 Marshall Ave., South Boston, Va. 

Rev. Mark W. Andes 5.00 

Richard L. Cubell 5.00 

Mrs. Mildred Coble Sanders 5.00 

Dr. Marvin E. Walker 10.00 

1945 — $163.73 

Rev. Walstein W. Snyder, Agent 

721 N. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 

Dr. Clarence F. Biddix 5.00 

Henry S. Johnson 10.00 

Kathleen Miles 5.00 

1946 — $187.81 
Miss Dorothy N. Foltz, Agent 
541-A Osceola Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 

Mrs. Margaret Rawls Bullard 10.00 

Dr. James Earl Danieley 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Braddy Evans 5.00 

Dorothy N. Foltz 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Eugene Poe 5.00 

1947 — $240.78 

Dr. & Mrs. George P. Bullock, Agents 

710 Craven St., New Bern, N. C. 
Mrs. Catherine Cooper Andes ... 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Ezell Reid 5.00 

Dorothy Salmons 10.00 

1948 — $245.59 
Mr. Paul C. Plybon, Agent 
Home Life Ins. Co., 256 Broadway 
New York 8, New York 

William I. Peek 15.00 

Rev. Dermone J. Reid 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Ward Vickery 5.00 

1949 — $308.20 

Mr. William P. Wilkins, Agent 
1006 Brandon Ave., Norfolk, Va. 

Mrs. Pauline Cheek Best 5.00 

Wallace L. Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. Verona Daniels Danieley... 5.00 

Mills R. Everett 5.00 

Rev. Clyde L. Fields 5.00 

William H. Godfrey _ 10.00 

Mrs. Lenelle Fuller Hollowell ... 5.00 

Fred C. Jackson 5.00 

Jeanne Meredith - 5.00 

P. Ashford Price - _ 10.00 

Floyd E. Scott - 5.00 

I. Hailey Vickery 5.00 

Clyde Max Ward - - 10.00 

James C. Washburn _.. 5.00 

1950 — $351.54 

Mr. Deward W. Hooker, Agent 

Bur-Gra Motors, Burlington, N. C. 

Warren S. Beale 10.00 

Clyde E. Corbett - 5.00 

Lt. Burton Daniels, Jr 10.00 

Gerald P. Domenick 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Bailey Havens ... 5.00 

M. J. Howell 5.00 

Arthur L. Mizell _.. 10.00 

Richard H. Painter 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Busick Price 10.00 

Rev. William T. Scott, Jr 5.00 

J. Joseph Tomanchek 5.00 



W. L. Williams, Jr 5.00 

1951 — $144.47 
Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr., Agent 
2428 Acadia St., Durham, N. C. 

James N. Hall 5.00 

Mrs. Adeline J. Horner 5.00 

Jack A. Nail 5.00 

Raymond L. Parker, Jr _ 5.00 

Pvt. Fred G. Sahlmann - 5.00 

Lawrence E. Sykes 5.00 

C. Carl Woods, Jr 5.00 

Robert J. Wright 5.00 

1952 — $134.84 
Mr. George Etheridge, Agent 
501 E. Ocean View, Norfolk, Va. 

Helen LI. Jackson 5.00 

J. Ben Stephenson 5.00 

Frank L. Ward 5.00 

Roger B. \"Vilson 5.00 

1953 — $96.31 
Mr. B. M. Currin, Jr., Agent 
Alamance Acres, Burlington, N. C. 

James H. BcoLh, Jr 5.00 

Pfc. Ernest F. Cashion, Jr 10.00 

James L. Clyburn 5.00 

B. M. Currin, Jr 5.00 

Ernest Gero 5.00 

Pvt. Michael H. Moffo ..- 5.00 

Pvt. Yono Mork _ 5.00 

Mrs. Norma F. Roberts 5.00 

1954 — $67.42 
Mr. Gary L. Sears, Agent 

603 4th Avenue, Portsmouth, Va. 

Dorothy Acree _ _ 5.00 

Ernestine Bridges _.. 5.00 

Alice Cole 5.00 

John L. Cummings 10.00 

Judith Ingram 5.00 

James Lowell Kernodle 5.00 

Mrs. Ramona M. Kernodle 5.00 

Jack J. Malloy 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ward Stephenson 5.00 
Unclassified 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson 5.00 

Mrs. L. E. Carlton 5.00 

J. M. Coble 5.00 

A. J. Holland 5.00 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

Mrs. Harry L. Hopewell 5.00 

C. B. Pritchett 5.00 

J. C. Webb 5.00 

Honorary Alumni 

Dr. D. J. Bowden (Faculty) 5.00 

Hon. Ralph Bradford 5.00 

Dr. E. J. Bullock 5.00 

Hon. Mills E. Godwin, '54 5.00 

Dr. G. W. Lawrence, '50 10.00 

Dr. Edward W. W. Lewis, '53 ... 20.00' 

Dr. J. L. Lobingier, '33 5.00 

Hon. E. E. Martz, '54 5.00 

Dr. Walter C. Rawls, '42 10.00 

Dr. John R. Scotford 5.00 

Hon. William M. Tuck 5.00 

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From The President's Desk 



Every alumnus of Elon College is greatly interested in its welfare 
and is rejoiced in its substantial progress along all lines. We like to feel 
that our Alma Mater is doing a good job in the field of Christian higher 
education and that daily she is laboring to provide facilities necessary for 
a better job. For years we have been hoping and praying for new dormi- 
tories and a dining room so badly needed. Plans for the realization of these 
new buildings are materializing rapidly. Meetings and conferences have 
been frequent in efforts to adjust all matters for the early beginning of our 
building program. 

The Board of Trustees has been earnest and diligent to make sure 
that every requirement is known and un- 
derstood before commitments are given, 
binding the college to a program that will 
mean the incurring of a considerable fi- 
nancial obligation to be met by the total 
constituency of the College. The plans 
calling for the erection of Virginia Hall, 
a dormitory for young women; Carolina 
Hall, a dormitory for young men; and the 
McEwen Memorial Dining Room, and 
later the complete remodeling and renovation of West Dormitory, have 
been completed by the architect, William Henley Deitrick of Raleigh, and 
placed in the hands of contractors for bids. Sixteen contractors submitted 
bids. These bids ranged from $578,771.00 to $645,719.00. The low bid, 
$578,771.00, for the three buildings was accepted. The contract has been 
awarded to King-Hunter, Incorporated of Greensboro, North Carolina. 
Pending minor adjustments in the contract, actual construction will start 
within a few days. Definite announcement will be made when the contrac- 
tor is ready for the breaking of the ground for the proposed buildings. 
Ground-breaking ceremonies for at least one building will be held Satur- 
day, May 28, Alumni Day. 

We are fortunate and happy that our returning alumni may have the 
privilege of a part in these historic programs. This will be a high moment 
in the life of the College and I am sure that every alumnus who possibly 
can will arrange to be present for this forward step to be taken by the 
College. 

LEON EDGAR SMITH, '10 

President 




Elon Alumni News 



May, 



Published In 
ALUMNI OFFICE 
Elon College 
1955 Vol. XIII, No. 3 



Elon Alumni News 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of the 
Executive Secretary at Elon College, Elon 
College, N. C. Entered as second class 
matter November 22, 1937, at the post 
office at Elon College, N. C, under the 
Act of March 3, 1879. 

Mr. W. B. Terrell, '25 

Warrenton President 

Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, '41 

Burlington First Vice-President 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. ..Second Vice-Pres. 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College .... Executive Secretary 

Members of Executive Committee 

W. B. Terrell, '25, Chm Warrenton 

Miss Rena Maude Iseley, '32. .Burlington 
Mrs. Esther Cole Kernodle, '36 Burlington 
Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins, '22 . Graham 

J. Hinton Rountree, '33 Greensboro 

Royall H. Spence, Jr., '42. . .Greensboro 

(Presidents of Local Chapters) 

Eugene H. Thompson, '30. . . . Asheboro 

J. 1. Floyd, '21... Atlanta, Ga. 

V/oodrow Wilson, '38 Burlington 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 ....Charlotte 
Miss Lizzie G. Chandler, '23 ... .Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '28. . . .Madison, N. J. 

William P. Wilkins, '49 Norfolk, Va. 

E. Troy Regan, '29 Oxford 

Mrs. D. S. Coltrane, '18 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . . .Richmond, Va. 

E. P. McLeod, '27 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Stafford R. Peebles, '40. .Winston-Salem 

Athletic Committee 

Paul Cheek, '36 Asheboro 

John C. Griffin, '35 Asheboro 

W. Cliff Elder, '25 Burlington 

Dr. J. B. Newman, '21 Burlington 

Woody Wilson, '39 Burlington 

L. J. Perry, '23 ^ Chapel Hill 

J. Joseph Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Dr. Fred C. Caddell, '30 Elon College 

Kenneth K. Hughes, '34. . . .Elon College 

Roland Longest, '41: Elon College 

Richard Lewis Kearns, '26 Farmer 

Moses Crutchfield, '41 Greensboro 

L. E. Fesmire. '24 Greensboro 

Claude A. Manzi, '50 Greensboro 

John E. Smith, '25 Greensboro 

W. G. Stoner, '23 Greensboro 

G. D. Underwood, '23 Holland, Va. 

Henry A. DeSimone, '52. .. .Jacksonville 

Louis J. Savini, '50 Jacksonville 

Archie H. Walker, '38 Mebane 

William J. Story, '34. .South Norfolk, Va. 
Dr. J. E. Rawls, '35 Suffolk, Va. 



EDITOR'S PAGE 

Those of us at the College who are interested in the return of 
alumni to the campus at Commencement are encouraged by the 
response this year, especially of reunion class members. For years, 
Saturday, Alumni Day, has been a time when many alumni have 
returned and renewed acquaintances, reviving memories of happy 
experiences at Elon. The past few years have added another attrac- 
tion to the Commencement program — the Senior Dance. To many 
this is a strange procedure, especially since only a few years ago 
the sound of dance music accompanied by gliding feet would have 
brought down the wrath and punishment of the "powers that be!" 

However, time moves on and brings its changes. Few young 
people enroll in college today who are not accustomed to dancing 
at home and in school. The request of Elon students for the privi- 
lege of dancing was brought to the attention of the Board of Trus- 
tees some time ago, and, under restrictions, their petition was grant- 
ed. For years it has been a problem as to what honor could be 
extended to the senior class during Commencement week end that 
they would appreciate and enjoy. Many colleges celebrate this oc- 
casion with a senior dance. At Elon the event is more than just a 
dance. It is a reception, with dancing for those who desire it, to 
which alumni and friends are cordially invited, opening with a re- 
ceiving line composed of reunion class representatives who welcome 
the seniors into the alumni fellowship. 

The receiving line will be composed of many whom you have 
not had the privilege of seeing for a number of years. Since many 
more people visit on the side lines than dance, the occasion will 
afford the chance of a life time for this pleasure. Among those who 
have already responded for Friday evening are Captain W. W. 
Elder from Concord, Ga., '10, with his wife, the much loved and 
popular former Dean Oxford, who will be greeted by all who knew 
them — except those who haven't forgiven him for taking her away! 

Mrs. W. E. McCardell from New Orleans, the former Mary 
Dee Atkinson, '20, with her husband, expects to attend. Perhaps 
no family has meant more to the Elon community and to the Col- 
lege than the Atkinsons, and a large number of friends will wish to 
see them again. Mrs. O. H. Paris, the former Pattie Preston, "15, 
and her husband from Greensboro are expected and are always 
welcome. Dr. A. Leggett Lincoln, TO, with his wife, also a doctor, 
long associated with him in a wide practice in New York City, will 
attend. Also, the Honorable Charles C. Howell, '08, noted attorney 
of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Samuel R. Gay, the former Beatrice 
Mason, '15, of Lynchburg, Va. will be with us. And for the infor- 
mation of the classes of the past two years, Professor and Mrs. 
James Hess of Claremont, Cal. will be present. Join this growing 
list and meet your friends at the Senior Dance. 

Do come. Give this new class of alumni your welcome and good 
wishes; give your old friends the pleasure of seeing vou again; give 
yourself the joy of one of the memorable evenings of your life. 



Elon Alumni News 



Elon's Sixty-Fifth Annual Commencement Planned 



A peek into the crystal ball clearly 
indicates that one of the most in- 
teresting week ends in the history 
of Elon College is at hand. Com- 
mencement 1955 promises to be an 
exciting occasion. Let's resolve now to 
revive our love and loyalty for Elon 
by returning to the scene of o a r 
college days ! 

Festivities will get under way on 
Friday evening, May 27, at 8:30, with 
the Senior Reception in Alumni Gym- 
nasium. This delightful occasion, spon- 
sored jointly by President and Mrs. 
Leon Edgar Smith ami the Alumni 
Association, provides the setting for 
an evening of social fellowship, dan- 
cing, and fun. During the evening the 
Class of 1955 will be welcomed into 
the Alumni Association, and reunion 
class members will receive special 
recognition during intermission. Rep- 
resentatives from reunion classes 
will compose the receiving line. For- 
mal dress for alumni and visitors is 
a matter of personal choice. 

ALUMNI DAY will be held Satur- 
day, May 28. Alamance Society Hall 
will be the setting for reunion break- 
fasts at 9 o'clock. Reunion alumni 
will be seated at class tables and en- 
joy a menu of grapefruit sections 
with mint sprigs, scrambled eggs, 
link sausage, sweet rolls, toast, and 
coffee. Visiting with class mates will 
make this more than "just another 
breakfast." A class member will act 
as host or hostess for each group. 
One hundred per cent attendance is 
expected from a number of classes. 
Why not make yours one of them '.' 
Alumni headquarters will be set up 
in the Student Union for your con- 
venience. A hospitality committee will 
serve at an Information Booth to as- 
sist with reunion class headquarters. 

At 12:30, picnic luncheon of ham 
slices, biscuits, deviled eggs, pickles, 
potato salad, tea, and ice cream will 
be available for your enjoyment at 
five serving tables on South campus. 
This will lie followed by a brief busi- 
ness meeting of the General Alumni 
Association at 2 o'clock in Whitley 
Auditorium. Your presence and sup- 
port are needed at this important 
meeting. Three o'clock will mark a 
momentous mile-stone in Elon's his- 
tory of progress. Plans are b eing 
mapped out for a formal ground 
breaking ceremony at this time. How 
we have waited for and dreamed of 
this moment ! Two new dormitories 
and a dining hall ! Yes, it's true. A 
day of comfort and new happiness 
looms in the immediate future for 
Elon students. You must be present 



12:30 
2:00 
3:00 
6:00 



11:30 



4:00 
8:30 



CALENDAR 
FRIDAY, MAY 27 

p.m. — Alumni reception in Gym 

SATURDAY, MAY 28 
a.m. — Reunion Breakfasts 

Society Hall 
p.m. — Picnic Luncheon 
p.m. — Business Meeting 
p.m. — Ground Breaking 
p.m. — Open House 

Student Union 
p.m. — Alumni Banquet 
C. C. Howell, '08 
Speaker 

SUNDAY, MAY 29 

a.m. — Baccalaureate Service 

Harmon Rockwell Potter 
p.m. — Vesper Recital 
p.m. — Oratorio "Coronation" 
Mozart, Elon Choir 

MONDAY, MAY 30 
a.m. — Graduating Exercises 

Liston Pope, 

Speaker 
noon — Luncheon for Special 

Guests and Board of 

Trustees 
p.m. — Meeting of Board of 

Trustees 



to enjoy the full significance of this 
event. 

Open house will be observed in the 
Student Union at G o'clock. ALUMNI 
DAY activities will be climaxed by 
the annual banquet at 6:30 in the col- 
lege dining hall. You will be pleased 
with the menu — tomato juice cocktail, 
broiled chicken, asparagus with cheese 
sauce, parsley potatoes, head lettuce 
with dressing, hot rolls, butter, straw- 
berry chiffon pie, and coffee. After 
this delicious meal, announcement will 
be made of the Outstanding Alumnus 
of the Year — one who has gained 
national recognition in the profes- 
sional field. Alumni Orator, the Hon- 
orable Charles Cook Howell, 'OS, will 
deliver the after-dinner address. 

Mr. Howell, who retired February 1 
as vice president and general counsel 
for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 
Company in Wilmington, joined his 
two lawyer-sons in Jacksonville, Fla. 
to form the law firm of Howell and 
K i r li y. He was appointed advisory 
counsel of the Atlantic Coast Line 



Railroad Company with offices in 
Jacksonville. He is a member of the 
American Bar Association, American 
Judicature Society, an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church, and publisher 
of the P'lorida Times in Jacksonville. 
Ladies Hall, recently renovated, will 
be open for your convenience. There 
will be no charge for housing. How- 
ever, you are requested to bring bed 
linen and towels. There will be a min- 
imum fee for the reunion breakfast, 
picnic luncheon, and alumni banquet. 
Please make reservations by return- 
ing the form on this page. 

Baccalaureate services at 11:30 on 
Sunday morning, May 29, will be con- 
ducted by Dean Emeritus Harmon 
Rockwell Potter of Hartford Theo- 
logical Seminary. Vesper Recital will 
be given at 4 o'clock in Whitley Audi- 
torium, followed by an Oratorio, Mass 
in C Major — Mozart's "Coronation" 
—at 8:30 by the Elon Choir. 

Dean Liston Pope of Yale Univer- 
sity Theological School will deliver 
the graduating address at 10:30 
o'clock, Monday morning, May 30. 

The official 1955 Commencement 
exercises will come to an end with 
luncheon at noon for special guests 
and members of the Board of Trustees 
' followed by a meeting of the Board 
at 1:30. 

A visit to Elon College will streng- 
then the bonds of friendship between 
you, your class mates, and your Alma 
Mater. 

Clip and Mail To: 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, Alumni Sec. 

P. O. Box 305 

Elon College, N. C. 

I expect to represent the class of 

at Senior Dance. Reserve 

plates at reunion break- 
fast for class of Reserve 

plates at picnic luncheon. Reserve 

plates at alumni banquet for 

class of 

Reserve space for 

in Ladies Hall lor May 27, 28, 29, 

30. (Circle date or dates.) 

Name 



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Elon Alumni News 

Candidates For Office In General Alumni Association 



Candidates for the offices of president, first vice president, and second vice president of the Alumni Association for 
the term 1955-57 are pictured on pages 3, 4, and 5. As an alumnus, you are urged to vote for the candidates of your 
choice. The ballot is printed on page 4. Please clip, cast your vote, and return to the Alumni Office, Box 305, Elon 
College not later than May 20, 1955. Announcement of new officers will be made at the Alumni Day exercises on 
May 28, 1955. 



Candidates For President 




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EUGENE A. GORDON 
Burlington, N. C. 



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JAMES F. DARDEN 

Suffolk, Virginia 



EUGENE A. GORDON 

Eugene A. Gordon, '41, a member 
of the law firm, Young, Young & Gor- 
don of Burlington, is completing two 
years as first vice president of the 
Alumni Association. While at Elon 
he was a member of Kappa Psi Nu 
and was president of the Sophomore 
Class. He was graduated from Duke 
University Law School in 1941, and 
is now one of the leading young law- 
yers in this area. 

Active in civic and religious life, 
he is attorney for Alamance County. 
He is a member of Burlington's First 
Christian Church and chairman of the 
official board. He is past president 
of both Elon and Duke Alamance 
County alumni chapters. While ser- 



ving with the Army during World 
War II, he was awarded the Purple 
Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. 
He was discharged in 1946 with the 
rank of captain. 

Mr. Gordon is married to the for- 
mer Virginia Stoner of Chambers- 
burg, Pa., and with their son, Eugene 
Andrew, they reside at 518 Central 
Ave. in Burlington. 

JAMES F. DARDEN 

James F. Darden, '43, a native of 
Suffolk, Va., was executive secretary 
of the Alumni Association from 1946 
until 1951, resigning to accept a bus- 
iness position with the United States 
Savings Bonds Division. Since 1952, 
he has been a partner in the business 



tirm of Darden and Sons in SuflolK. 

Upon graduation from Elon, Jim- 
my entered the Midshipman's School, 
Northwestern University, where he 
was commissioned an ensign. He was 
released to inactive duty in 1946 with 
the rank of lieutenant. 

Mr. Darden is very active in church 
and civic work. He is vice president 
of the Laymen's Fellowship of East- 
ern Virginia, Sunday School teacher, 
member of the Recreation Board of 
the City of Suffolk, and a member 
of the Kiwanis Club. 

Mrs. Darden is the former Virginia 
Jeffreys, '44. With their daughters 
Brenda, 9, Alice, 7, and Nancy 3, they 
are residing at 197 South Main Street, 
Suffolk, Va. 



Elon Alumni News 

Candidates For First Vice-President 





MRS. LUCILE J. CILLERS 
Front Royal, Va. 



MRS. MARGARET M. WILKINS 

Durham, N. C. 



MRS. LUCILE J. CULLERS 

Mrs. Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18, 
second vice president of the Alumni 
Association during 1953-55, received 
the "Outstanding Alumnus Award" in 
1951. She is permanent secretary of 
the class of '18, and served as secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Alumni Associa- 
tion several years during the early 
20's. 

Since 1948, Mrs. Cullers has suc- 
cessfully carried on the business in- 
terests of her late husband, Clarke F. 
Cullers of Front Royal, Va. She is an 
outstanding member of the Front 
Royal Methodist Church and a mem- 



ber of its finance commission ana 
building committee, treasurer of the 
Woman's Society of Christian Service 
and of the Winchester District, a 
member of the Chamber of Commerce, 
Community Chest, Warren County 
Welfare Board, the Board of Ameri- 
can Cancer Society and a member of 
the state board of this organization. 

MRS. MARGARET M. WILKINS 

Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins, '23, 
a home-maker in Durham, pursued 
graduate study in English and Li- 
brary Science at Duke University and 
the Universty of North Carolina, after 
graduation from Elon. She was a 



school teacher for 18 years. Her aunt, 
the former Miss Berta Moring who 
became the the wife of the Rev. J. M. 
Roberts of Windsor, Va., was Elon's 
first art teacher. 

Her husband, Lyman L. Wilkins, 
Sr., is a tobacconist with interests in 
eastern North Carolina. Their child- 
ren are Lyman L., Jr., '50, and Mar- 
garet Elizabeth. There are four grand- 
children. Mrs. Wilkins has long been 
prominent in the work of the Durham 
alumni chapter. She is active in 
chui-ch and civic affairs, a member of 
the Daughters of the American Rev- 
olution, King's Daughters, Woman's 
Club and the American War Mothers. 



Ballot For Elon College Alumni Association Offices 

Pleas- clip this ballot, vote for one person for each office, and return to the Elon College Alumni Association, Box 305, 
Elon College, N. C. Ballots must reach the office by May '.'.' l!l. r >. r >. Results will be announced on Alumni Day, May 28. 







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FIRST VICE PRESIDENT 

Mrs. Lucile J. Cullers ( ) 

Mrs. Margaret Wilkins ( ) 



SECOND VICE PRESIDENT 

Dr. W. Glenn Lewis ( ) 

William P. Wilkins ( ) 



Elon Alumni News 



Candidates For Second Vice-President 





DR. W. GLENN LEWIS 
Gibsonville, N. C. 

DR. W. GLENN LEWIS 

W. Glenn Lewis, M. D., '32, a native 
of Alamance County, is engaged in 
the private practice of medicine in 
Gibsonville. He was valedictorian of 
the 1927 Class at Altamahaw-Ossipee 
High School and of the 1932 Elon 
College class. At Elon Dr. Lewis was 
a varsity basketball, football, and 
track star, having been named to the 
All-State football team (luring his 



senior year. He taught and coached 
in high school for two years before 
entering medical school. 

He was graduated from Medical 
College of Virginia with the degree 
of Doctor of Medicine in 1938. He in- 
terned at Memorial Hospital, Rich- 
mond, Va. and James Walker Memo- 
rial Hospital, Wilmington, N. C. He 
served in the Army Medical Corps 
for five years, being discharged with 
the rank of major. While in the Army 
he had six months of training at the 
Mayo Clinic. He began his practice 
in Gibsonville in 1945. 

Dr. Lewis belonged to Alpha Pi 
Delta Fraternity at Elon, and is a 
member of Alpha Kappa Kappa Na- 
tional Greek Letter Medical Frater- 
nity. 

Mrs. Lewis is the former Blanche 
Kidd of Wihnington, Delaware. They 
are making their home in Gibsonville 
with daughters Linda and Lida. 

WILLIAM P. WILKINS 

William Poole Wilkins, '49, son of 
Walter J. Wilkins of Norfolk, Va., is 
office manager and controller of ex- 
penses for the Norfolk Motor Com- 
pany, Inc., Cadillac and Oldsmobile 
agency. He attended Hargrave Mili- 
tary Academy and was graduated 
from Woodrow Wilson High School 
in Portsmouth, Va. in 1939. After ser- 
ving four years in the Army, he was 




WILLIAM P. WILKINS 
Norfolk, Va. 

discharged in 1946. He was in the 
European Theater of War for two 
years. 

Bill has served as co-director of the 
March of Dimes in Norfolk for two 
years and is head of the Automotive 
Division for the American Red Cross 
fund raising campaign. While at Elon 
he was a member of Kappa Psi Nu. 
Mrs. Wilkins is the former Billie L. 
Henderson of Greensboro and they re- 
side at 1006 Brandon Ave. in Norfolk. 



Elon College Graduate Recalls Spell Of Senior Oak 



Proof that many of Elon's old grads 
hold fond memories of the Elon cam- 
pus landmarks is found in an article 
which appeared in the December is- 
sue of "Trains" magazine. The article 
which was entitled "Trains Do Make 
Music," recalls such Elon landmarks 
as the Old Senior Oak. 

The reminiscent piece was written 
by H. Reid, Class of '46, who was 
managing editor of the Maroon and 
Gold in 1944, and who married Vir- 
ginia Ezell, of the Class of '47. 

It was discovered and sent to the 
Maroon and Gold by Gray Hackney, 
of Norfolk, Va., who is a former staff 
member for the Maroon and Gold. 
The portion concerning Elon follows: 

"Trains make pretty music — nice 
romantic music — wherever their call- 
ing is heard. Thus it is at Elon Col- 
lege, where a plump old oak tree, 
twisted of trunk, grows in the middle 
of the campus. At night those who 



trade promises meet under the bran- 
ches to share whispered faiths. 

"The serenity of these trysts yields 
to only two sonorous agents, stalking 
the staid little campus after the sun 
slides behind orange-clayed hills: 
Southern Railway trains piercing 
plumb through the middle of the 
school yard, and the college book shop 
from, whose portals drift sounds of 
popular melodies of the moment, gen- 
erated by eddying records in a harsh- 
ly lighted plastic music machine. 

"The mixture of mis-shapen oak, 
rumbling trains and gaudy juke box 
hardly combines for a tender element, 
which writers of heart stories would 
pounce upon eagerly. Despite this, 
Elon students find the situation high- 
ly conducive to matters of amour, for 
the percentage of Elonites marrying 
other Elonites is admirable indeed. 

"Doubtless, some of the most val- 
ued memories of Elon alumni center 



around Senior Oak, and the dulcet 
whistling of pencil-boilered Ps2 Pa- 
cifies, chugging intently toward 
Greensboro, accompanied by Artie 
Shaw's Gramercy Five's tootling of 
the swing classic, 'Cross Your Heart.' 

"One scholar, so bound by the as- 
sociation of the jazz theme and the 
clatter of the Southern, inveigled the 
choir director to capture the phonol- 
ogy of it on the house-of-learning's 
recording machine, so that he might 
bring back at will the background 
night sounds of that evening when a 
bobby-soxed co-ed vowed she would 
be his. 

"Times, of course, change. The 
Southern no longer engenders the 
same noises, and the college juke box 
reflects an altogether different mus- 
ical taste. But Senior Oak remains, 
and as long as it does, the sounds of 
the night will have no trouble wedg- 
ing into the pattern of remembered 
moments." 



Elon Alumni News 



Member Of Real Elon Family 



Miss Newman Is Popular Faculty Veteran 



One of the real veterans of the 
Elon College faculty, and a beloved 
figure to hundreds of Elon alumni 
and students, is Miss Lila Clare New- 
man, head of the art department of 
the college. The daughter of one of 
Elon's first faculty members, she ap- 
peared destined from the beginning 
to hold a big place in the life and 
development of the college and com- 
munity. 

Miss Newman has been teaching 
at tilon for over 30 years. It is evi- 
dent that she has made a wonderful 
contribution, both to the college and 
the students who have come and gone 
through the years. 

She is the daughter ot trie late Dr. 
and Mrs. J. U. Newman, who were 
well-known residents of Elon College 
lor many years. Dr. Newman was as- 
sociated with the college from us 
organization in 1889 until 1940, having 
occupied the chair of Greek and Kible. 
His entire life was devoted to teach- 
ing and preaching, and he relinquish- 
ed his position as a member of the 
rJon faculty after having continuously 
served the school during its entire 50 
years of life to that time. 

WELL KNOWN MINISTER 
He was also a well-known minister 
throughout the Congregational Chris- 
tian church, having served in the 
ministry for many years. It has been 
said that he was always alert to the 
best interest of the citizenship of the 
tow n. His friendly and neighborly 
attitude toward all those with whom 
he had daily contact constitutes 
pleasant memories. 

Miss Newman's mother was also 
an outstanding citizen. During 1946, 
the nationally popular magazine, Cor- 
onet, featured an article entitled: 
"Saga of a Gallant Lady." It was the 
life story, briefly told, of Mrs. New- 
man, who for nearly 60 years had 
lived a life of love and self-sacrifice, 
a life of self-giving in the Elon com- 
munity. 

In 1886, Dr. Newman returned to 
the south from Antioch College, Yel- 
low Springs, Ohio, to take charge of 
the Graham Normal College at Gra- 
ham, where he stayed until he moved 
to Klon to become a member ol the 
College faculty in 1889. His Wife was 
a niece of the late Dr. William S. 
Long, first president of Elon College. 

FIVE CHILDREN 

They had five children, three boys 
and two girls, among whom Miss 

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Lila Newman was the third. She was 
born in Elon College on October 4, 
1892. She was graduated from Elon 
College at the age of 18 in 1911. Her 
older sister, Alma Kathleen, who is 
now the wife of Representative 0. E. 
Young of Vernon, Ala., was gradua- 
ted from Elon in 1907. She is a home- 
maker and the mother of Oliver E., 
Jr., John William, Alma Kathleen, 
'49, and Paul Urquhart. 

J. U. Newman, Jr., oldest of the 
Newman boys, was graduated from 
Elon in 1914. He is presently a writer 
for the Raleigh Times. At one time 
he was connected with Marshall Field 
and Company at Draper. A prolific 
writer, he says he was compelled to 
write to supplement his income du- 
ring the worst days of the depression. 
Since 1933 he was written over 50 
short stories, some of them fiction. 
He has also written for true detective 
magazines, using various murder 
trials for his stories. 

Dr. J. B. Newman, the second 
brother, was graduated from Elon in 
1921, and is presently a successful 
dentist in Burlington. He is married to 
Ann Rawls, class of '31 and they have 
three children, Jo Ann Newman Tuck- 
er '56, J. B., Jr., and Emmaline. 

Dan Long Newman is an Elon 
graduate in the class of 1929 and is 
the youngest brother of Miss New- 
man. He is presently in Vernon, Ala. 
as a time clerk for the Alabama State 
Tax Commission. He also does a great 
deal of Red Cross work. 

A REAL ELON FAMILY 

More than 50 immediate members 
of Miss Newman's family are gradu- 
ates of Elon College, and many 
others attended, but did not graduate. 

It is interesting to note that Mrs. 
J. U. Newman, Sr., was the one re- 
sponsible for Senior Oak remaining 
on the campus. The oak was sched- 
uled to be removed from Lion, but 
Mrs. Newman demanded that is be 
allowed to stay, and her wish was 
granted to the infinite pleasure of 
those who have kept trysts at its 
base. 

In addition to belonging to a fam- 
ily that has been outstanding in Elon 
history, Miss Newman holds the hon- 
or of being the first child to be born 
at Lion to a member of the Elon Col- 
lege faculty. 

Miss Newman never attended high 
school but was tutored by her mother. 
Entering Elon College in 1908, she 




MISS LILA CLARE NEWMAN 

majored in English. She later did 
graduate work at Columbia and Har- 
vard, and later returned to Elon where 
she received her diploma in art in 
1916. 

A hobby that Miss Newman loves 
and enjoys is gardening, something 
that her father also loved. She also 
likes to fish and is fond of baseball. 

POPULARITY OF DEPARTMENT 

Miss Newman's zest for living and 
her desire to teach makes the depart- 
ment of art one of the most popular 
on the campus. Courses offered al- 
ternate each year so that any stu- 
dent may have an opportunity to take 
all the courses. The most popular 
courses are those offered to teachers 
in summer school and the night class- 
es. Much of the studio work is from 
life or still life, but copying from the 
masters is encouraged. For teachers, 
special attention is given to the prob- 
lems of each grade. 

A certificate is offered for the com- 
pletion of three years of accredited 
work and a diploma for four years. 
Students in other departments are 
given the opportunity to study art 
for its broadening value in the liberal 
arts program. 

A number of graduates have be- 
come professional successes in New 
York although teaching claims the 
majority. Another, a clothes designer, 
lias gained prominence in Dallas. 

In keeping with the changing times 
Miss Newman has called her depart- 
ment an art room, a studio, and a 

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Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



Rev. John Clyde Aumu:i,'18, resides 
at 2032 Elizabeth Ave., Winston-Sa- 
lem. 

James L. Lynch, '26, is surveyor 
for Brunswick County, Va. He resides 
at White Plains. 

Mrs. E. H. Abell, '27, has taught 
in the Reidsville schools for 11 years. 
She resides with her family at 717 
Lawsonville Ave., Reidsville. She is 
the former Nannie Sue Dunn. 

Maurice W. Carrow, '31, of Cam- 
den, Delaware, who was appointed 
Justice of the Peace by a Democratic 
governor, has been re-appointed for 
a four year term by Republican Gov- 
ernor J. Caleb Boggs. He is a Shriner, 
Rotarian, Director of Kent General 
Hospital in Dover, Delaware, and is 
a member of the Governor's Advisory 
Council for Civil Defense. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brown of New 
Orleans, La. announce the arrival of 
a daughter, Cindra Lee, on Decem- 
ber 19. Mrs. Brown is the former Hil- 
da Lee Heatwole, '37, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Heatwole of Bur- 
lington. 

Arthur Greenwald, '38, resides at 
296 Main St., Huntington, Long Is- 
land, New York. Recently he visited 
with Lawrence Cameron, Jr., a class- 
mate, in St. Augustine, Fla. Lawrence 
is teaching in St. Augustine. 

Dr. and Mrs. Vincent R. Jarrett 
of 47 Elm Place, Glenbrook, Conn, 
announce the birth of their fourth 
child, Penelope Kay, at the Stamford 
Hospital, Stamford, Conn, on Dec. 22. 
Mrs. Jarrett is the former Virginia 
Conyes, '38, of Ossining, New York. 

Dawson A. Mack, '38, is in general 
insurance and is a Justice of the 
Peace with offices at 820 Wood St., 
Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

W. S. Taylor, '39, operates the Tay- 
lor Motors in Aberdeen. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack P. Shoffner are 
residing in Liberty. Jack, a 1940 
graduate, is engaged in the retail 
hardware business. Mrs. Shoffner is 
the former Kathleen Smith, class of 
1950. They have three daughters, 
Carolyn, 7, Agnes, 2 l /%, and Sarah 
Frances, 6 months. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cephas G. Hook an- 
nounce the birth of a daughter, Mary 
Catherine, on July 3. They are resid- 
ing at 625 National Ave., Winchester, 
Va. where he is director of Public 
Health activity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Inman, '41 
and '42, are making their home at 




Officials of the Wake County alum- 
ni chapter are pictured above. They 
are, left to right, Fleda Summers, 
'28, secretary- treasurer; Joe T o m 
Stevens, '43, new president; and Mrs. 
Lela Hayworth Coltrane, '18, outgo- 
ing president. 

1616 Seaboard Ave., South Norfolk, 
Va. They have three sons. Grayson 
is employed by the Pet Dairy Co. Mrs. 
Inman is the former Lila Budd Step- 
hens. 

James Herritage, '42, is very anx- 
ious to secure a copy of the 1940 
PHIPSICLI. He will gladly pay $15 
to anyone for a copy. His address is 
701 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, N.C. 

A daughter, Judith Elaine, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney T. Sher- 
win of Greensboro on April 14. Mrs. 
Sherwin is the former Keron Walk- 
er, '43. Their other daughter, Nancy, 
is 3. 

E. Vaughn Wood, '44, is plant man- 
ager of the Full Fashioned Hosiery 
Mill in Siler City. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Clyde Johnston, 
Jr. of 1418 Garfield Road, Burlington, 
announce the arrival of a son on Nov. 
16. 

A son, Robert Allen Thompson, was 
born Feb. 16 to Mr. and Mrs. G. A. 
Thompson of 1818 Walker Ave., in 
Greensboro. Mrs. Thompson is the 
former Mary Frances Oakley, '45. 

Lt. & Mrs. E. J. Neal, Jr. announce 
the arrival of a son, Steven Eugene 
Neal, on July 11. Mrs. Neal is the 
former Patricia Hook, '47. The Neals 
are residing at 811 Winston St. in 
Fayetteville while Lt. Neal is serving 
with the Air Force at Pope Field Air 
Force Base. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Harrell, Jr., '48 
and '45, of Elon College, announce the 
birth of Robert Craig Harrell on Jan. 
5. Mrs. Harrell is the former Jeanne 
Hook. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clifton Fran- 



cis, Jr. announce the birth of a son, 
Hunter Clifton, on September 22. Mrs. 
Francis is the former Barbara Ann 
Haynes, class of 1949, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter McGuire Hanes 
of Suffolk. They are living at 70-A 
Elizabeth Road, Hampton, Va. 

Max C. Storey, '49, of Winston-Sa- 
lem was recently elected treasurer 
of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
He is employed by the State Bureau 
of Revenue. 

A daughter, Karla Jeanne Griffin, 
was born Jan. 18 to Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Henry Griffin. Their son, 
Charles Gray, is 2. Mrs. Griffin is 
the former Jeanne Pittman, '51. Her 
husband, "Toby," enrolled at Elon as 
a junior at the beginning of the 
spring quarter after discharge from 
military service. He is a graduate of 
Gardner- Webb Junior College. 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. (Pete) Marsh- 
burn of Apex, '51 and '53, announce 
the arrival of a son on November 16. 
Mrs. Marshburn is the former Joan 
Gladden of Burlington. Pete is teach- 
ing at Apex High School. 

Luther B. Clapp, '52, is studying 
field radio repair in TESEE at Camp 
Gordon, Ga. 

A son, "Hank" III, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Hank DeSimone on April 
23. They reside in Jacksonville, N. C. 

Roger B. Wilson, '52, of Providence, 
R. I., was a recent campus visitor. 

Pfc. Charles D. Bailey, '53, was re- 
cently graduated from the Army's 
Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Beck, Sr. of Si- 
ler City announce the arrival of Clif- 
ford Ernest Beck, Jr. on Dec. 30. Mrs. 
Beck is the former Geraldine Guy, 
commercial student of '53. 

Cpl. Joseph R. Brankley of Skip- 
with, Va., '53, is serving with the 5th 
Infantry Division in Germany. 

Patsy Ruth Deaton, '53 commercial, 
of Troy and William Harold Maness 
of Star were married April 3 in Troy 
Pilgrim Church. Patsy Ruth is book- 
keeper for City Laundry in Troy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jeter Wilkins, 
'53 and '53, of 112 Azalea Road, Au- 
gusta, Ga. announce the arrival of 
Carol Elaine on Jan. 20. Mrs. Wilkins 
is the former Elizabeth Ann Matkins. 
Jeter is in service at Camp Gordon. 

Don Merriman's address is: Pfc. 
James D. Merriman, US 52342789, Hq. 
Sue. Co., 4th Bn. Prov. 3rd Div., Fort 
Benning, Ga. He was graduated with 
the Class of 1953. 

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Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



Mr. and Mrs. George D. Chapman 
announce the arrival of Carol Ann 
on Oct. 14. Mrs. Chapman is the form- 
er Shirley Swank, music student with 
the Class of 1954. George is a junior. 
They are residing in Vets Apts. 

Leon Long's address is: Pvt. Leon 
H. Long, US 53236836, Co. B, 5 10 MP 
Railway Gd. Bn., APO 757, New York. 
He was graduated with the Class of 
1954. 

Roger W. Phelps, '54, is serving 
with the armed services in Germany. 
His address is Pvt. Roger W. Phelps, 
US 54162613, Hq. & Hq. Co., 60th 
Inf. Regt., 9th Inf. Div., APO 176, 
New York. 

Capt. E. D. Robertson, '54, is sta- 
tioned in London. His address is 2 
Hewlett's Lane, Ruislip Middlesex. 
He will welcome visits from Elon 
alumni. 

Mrs. J. D. Rumley, Sr., '54, of Elon 
College, is teaching at the Altama- 
haw-Ossipee School. 

A daughter, Dava Louise, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Bowman Small of 
Elon College on March 29. Bowman 
was graduated with the Class of '54 
and is teaching and coaching in Gib- 
sonville High School. 

Christine Virginia Clapp and Bob 
Lee Smith, '55, of Burlington were 
married March 5 in Burlington First 
Christian Church. He is a senior at 
Elon. 

Sylvia Eaton, '55, and David Lee 
Nuckles of Burlington, will be mar- 
ried May 29 in Front Street Metho- 
dist Church. 

Marjorie Sue Hill of Asheboro and 
William Henry Dixon, Jr. of Greens- 
boro were married March 5 in the 
Asheboro First Methodist Church. 
Bill is a senior at Elon. 

Charles Johnson's address: A/2C 
Charles C.Johnson, Jr., AF-13468012, 
3515 Flying Training Squadron, Ran- 
dolph AFB, Texas. He is an instruc- 
tor and lives off the base with his 
wife and son. 

John J. Kennedy, Jr., '55, 5814 
Mosholen Ave., New York City, is 
serving with the armed forces in 
Japan. 

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Phelon of 
Vets Apts. announce the birth of a 
daughter, Ruth Dawn, on Oct. 1. 
Their sons are Sammy, 5, and Mark, 
4. Phil is a senior. 

Curtis S. Chilton, '56, of Route 6, 
Reidsvillc, is serving with the armed 



services in Germany. 

Pvt. Eugene R. Curtis, '56, of Bur- 
lington, is a survey specialist with 
Headquarters Battery of the 529 
Field Artillery Observation Batallion 
in Germany. 

The crown for "Little Miss 1955" 
in Alamance County is held by the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. 
Hoyle of 321 Trail 8 in Grove Park, 
Burlington. She was born at 1:43 on 
New Year's morning. Paul is a junior 
in the Evening School. 

David Christian Mellberg was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mellberg on 
October 29. Adolph is a sophomore. 

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred Prior, '57, on March 21. Fred 
is a sophomore in the Music Depart- 
ment and they reside in Vets Apts. 

Dee Atkinson, who was an All-Con- 
ference basketball center for Elon's 
Christians in 1952, was recently pick- 
as "Athlete of the Week" at Fort 
Jackson, S. C, where he scored 55 
points for the Fort Jackson quintet 
in the two final games of a service 
team cage tourney. Atkinson scored 
340 points for the Fort Jackson team 
during the regular season. 



ELON COLLEGE STUDENT WILL 
ENTER STATE BEAUTY CONTEST 




Elon students who won top honors 
in the annual "Miss Burlington" con- 
test recently are pictured above with 
Miss America and Miss North Caro- 
lina. 

Marian Lorimer, commercial stu- 
dent from Burlington, who was nam- 
ed Miss Burlington, is shown seated 
wearing the crown that signifies her 
victory. 

Standing, left to right, are Kath- 
leen McDonald, '57, who was runner- 
up for the crown; Lee Ann Meri- 
weathor of San Francisco, Cal., Miss 
America; and Betty Jo Ring of Lex- 
ington, Miss North Carolina. 



New Student Leader 

Furman Moseley, a rising senior 
from Charleston, S. C, is the new 
president of the Elon College student 
government organization. He w a s 
chosen by vote of the students in an- 
nual campus elections and will suc- 
ceed to the post held during the pres- 
ent college year by Jerry Lowder of 
Burlington. 

Moseley was the winner over Alton 
Myers, a junior baseball star from 
Lexington, the two having been 
chosen from an original field of four 
in the primary elections. 

The new president, a graduate of 
Mount Pleasant High School near 
Charleston, has been a member of the 
Fighting Christian football squad for 
the past two seasons after injuries 
sidelined him in his freshman year. 



Winter Graduates 

Eight Elon College students com- 
pleted requirements for graduation at 
the close of the recent Winter Quar- 
ter, according to an announcement 
from the office of the college regis- 
trar. Members of the group will re- 
ceive their diplomas and degrees at 
the regular commencement exercises 
in May. 

Among those finishing their degree 
work were William Armfield of 
Leaksville; Grace Bozarth of Yank- 
ton, S. D.; Billy Chilton of Bennett; 
Joan Darling of Burlington; Ned 
Jones of Franklin, Va.; Hoyt Ken- 
nedy of Burlington; Philip Phelon of 
Granville, Mass; and Wright William- 
son of Norfolk, Va. 



Service Returnees 

A number of former Elon students 
have returned to the campus this 
quarter after tours of military and 
naval duty. Among them are T i m 
Holt of Leaksville; Elbert Peters of 
Reidsville; George Nail of Burlington; 
Steve Gibson of Martinsville; and Bob 
Rakes of Fieldale. 

Each of the group was closely iden- 
tified with either varsity or intramu- 
ral athletics during his previous stu- 
dent days. 



PIANIST RETURNS 

Fred Sahlmann, one of Elon's most, 
accomplished music graduates, return- 
ed to the campus last month to give a 
piano recital in Whitley Auditorium. 



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Elon Alumni News 



SPORTLIGHT' 



i by James Waggoner 



Record Of Elon's "Big Four" Pitchers Outstanding 



The Elon College pitching- staff, 
admitted by sports writers and coach- 
es to have been the finest in the state 
last year, is back intact this spring, 
anil lists two husky right-handers 
who won berths on the All-State 
squad of 1954. The two All-Staters 
are Sherrill Hall and Luther Conger, 
both of whom were watched closely 
by professional scouts last spring. 

The Elon squad also set a new high 
mark last spring by placing four pit- 
chers on the All-Conference roster. 
There had been teams which placed 
three men on the All-Conference 
squad in previous years — ■ Elon did 
just that in 1951 — but no team had 
placed a "Big Four" on the North 
State honor roster in the same season 
until Sherrill Hall, Luther Conger, 
Hank Hamrick and Charlie Swice- 
good turned the trick last season. 

A complete statistical study of the 
Elon "Big Four" proves highly in- 
teresting. Each of the pitchers is a 
senior, and each has had three full 
seasons of mound service in an Elon 
uniform. Hall, Conger and Swicegood 
began in 1952 and have played three 
straight years, but Hamrick who be- 
gan play in 1950 and 1951, took a turn 
of military service, and returned last 
spring for his third year. 

Hall tops the quartet in percentage 
of wins and losses in three years of 
play showing a mark of 16 wins and 
3 losses for an .842 percentage, but 
Swicegood has been the work-horse 
of the "Big Four" in the number of 
games in which he has appeared on 
the mound. The following table lists 
the number of games in which each 
pitcher has done full or part-time 
duty, number of games won and lost 
and percentage of wins: 



PITCHER 


G 


W 


L 


Ave. 


Hall 


20 


16 


3 


.842 


Hamrick 


25 


11 


3 


.786 


Conger 


2.9 


13 


6 


.684 


Swicegood 


32 


12 


10 


.545 



Conger and Hamrick have had un- 
defeated seasons. Conger turned in a 
7-0 record last spring, while Hamrick 
had a 5-0 record in 1951. Hall has 
lost only two games to college nines, 
both of them to East Carolina, and 
one of the losses saw him hold the 
Pirates to a single hit while losing 
by a 2-0 score. 

During the three year's work, Hall 
has led in complete games pitched 



having gone the route 13 times, in- 
cluding two 1-hitters, one 2-hitter and 
one 4-hitter. Conger has gone the 
route in 9 games, including one 1- 
hitter, one 3-hitter, and four 4-hitters. 
Swicegood, who has started and fin- 
ished 8 games, has the only no-hitter 
for the Christian "Big Four." He also 
has one 1-hitter, one 2-hitter and one 
4-hitter. Hamrick, with 5 complete 
games, has two 2-hitters and two 4- 
hitters. 

The four pitchers are remarkably 

Sport Results 

BASEBALL RESULTS 

Elon 13, Guilford 3 
Elon 11, Williams 1 
Elon 11, Williams 2 
Elon 8, A. C. C. 6 
Elon 4, A. C. C. 3 
Elon 11, Guilford 2 
Elon 3, Guilford 4 
Elon 3, Bur-Gra 10 
Elon 2, Greensboro 8 

(Remaining Games) 
April 23 — E. C. C. away 
April 25 — High Point, home 
April 30— A. C. C, home 
May 4 — High Point, away 
May 6— E. C. C, home 

TENNIS 

Elon 2, WF Frosh 8 
Elon 3 Guilford 4 
Elon 3, E. C. C. 6 
Elon 1, E. C. C. 6 
Elon 8, A. C. C. 1 
Elon-Lynchburg (Rain) 
Elon 2, Lenior Rhyne 5 
Elon 3, Guilford 4 

(Remaining Games) 
April 21 — Appalachian, away 
April 22 — Lenoir Rhyne, away 
April 26 — Appalachian, home 
April 29 — High Point, home 
May 3 — High Point, away 

GOLF RESULTS 

Elon 13 1-2, Guilford 4 1-2 

Elon 2 1-2, E. C. C. 15 1-2 

Elon 3, E. C. C. 15 

Elon 11, Catawba 7 

Elon 11, Catawba 7 

Elon 15, Guilford 3 

Elon 3 1-2, Appalachian 14 1-2 

(Remaining Games) 
April 26 — Appalachian, home 
April 29 — High Point, home 
May 3 — High Point, away- 



close in the number of innings work- 
ed during their three varsity years, 
with Charlie iSwicegood leading with 
156 innings. Conger has pitched 148 
% innings, Hall has had 146 innings, 
and Hamrick has worked 140% in- 
nings. 

The following tabulation shows the 
number of hits, bases on balls and 
strikeouts chalked to the credit of 
each. The average in the final column 
is the average number of hits allow- 
ed for each full nine innings pitched. 



PITCHER 

Hamrick 

Hall 

Conger 

Swicegood 



H BB SO Ave. 

90 73 143 5.8 

99 58 108 6.1 

112 93 121 6.S 

118 64 109 6.8 



Hamrick leads in the number of 
strikeouts, having averaged better 
than one strikeout per inning. Hall 
has allowed the least number of 
walks in the three years, but Conger 
was able last year to overcome the 
wildness that plagued him the first 
two seasons, and he allowed only 17 
bases on balls in 63% innings. Hall 
also allowed only 17 walks last year 
in 46 innings. 

Such has been the record of the 
Elon "Big Four," perhaps the finest 
pitching staff in the history of col- 
lege baseball in North Carolina. The 
excellence of this staff was respon- 
sible in large degree for scheduling 
difficulty experienced by Coach Doc 
Mathis this season. 

Elon fans and alumni hope that 
the "Big Four" may wind up their 
careers this spring in the same bril- 
liant fashion set during previous 
seasons. 



Lefty Taylor Is With 
Burlington Pirates 

Lefty Taylor, ace pitcher with 
Elon's North State champions of '50 
and '51, came back home recently 
when he joined the Bur-Gra Pirates 
of the Carolina League as one of the 
regular mound staff. 

Taylor, a native of Thomasville, 
Ga., passed up his senior college sea- 
son to sign with Burlington in the 
summer of 1951 and was later with 
Waco in the Texas League before a 
two-year stint with the Army. He re- 
turned to Elon last fall and gradua- 
ted at Thanksgiving. 



Elon Alumni News 



Report Of Alumni Dues For 1954 And 1955 



New Record May Be 
Reached For Year 

The following have paid alumni 
dues in the amount of $5.00 since 
tabulation for the year was made: 
Dallas D. Berry, '51; Mrs. Charlotte 
Husted Wyatt, '44; Miss Delia Sor- 
rell, '35; J. A. Riggsbee; Miss Bertha 
Iseley, '07; and C. G. Stephens, Jr., 
'39. Arthur D. Addison, '52, paid $10 
and advertising brought in an addi- 
tional $62.47. This brings the total 
amount for the current year to 
$3,646.41. 

The following figures indicate 
total receipts for years beginning 
with 1947-48: 

1947-48 $3,013.00 

1948-49 3,517.03 

1949-50 - 3,729.00 

1950-51 4,108.00 

1951-52 - 3,365.60 

1952-53 3,519.42 

1953-54 - -...- 3,234.99 



To date: 
1954-55 .. 



3,646.41 



It is interesting to note that re- 
ceipts for the current year surpass 
those for each year listed with the 
exception of 1949-50 and 1950-51. 
These years are over the current 
total by only $82.59 and $461.59. It 
is reasonable to expect that, if the 
present trend continues, receipts for 
1954-55 will break the record for all 
years beginning with 1947-48. 

Classes surpassing their quotas for 
the year are: 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 
1896, 1897, 1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 
1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1913, 
1918, and 1954. This is 28 per cent of 
the total number of graduating class- 
es, and is an excellent beginning in 
the direction of making the alumni 
olfice self-supporting. 

Four reunion classes — 1895, 1900, 
1910, and 1954— or 25 per cent of this 
select group are found in the above 
listing. 

If you have not yet sent your check 
covering alumni dues Tor the current 
year, please do so today. It is pos- 
sible that your contribution will add 
your class to the list of those who 
have surpassed their quotas. Checks 
should be sent to Alumni Secretary, 
Post Office Box 305, Elon College, 
North Carolina. 



1892 — $4.82 

C. D. West - $10.00 

1893 — $14.45 

L. R. Jones - 10.00 

Mrs. Annie Graham Lawrence... 5.00 

1894 — $9.63 

Mrs. W. D. Harward 1.00 

Mrs. Rowena Moffitt .Morris 10.00 

1895 — $14.45 

Mrs. J. M. Judd 10.00 

Miss Hontas Rawles 5.00 

1896 — $9.63 

John P. Lee - 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Boone Saunders 5.00 

1897 — $1.82 

W. J. Ballentine - 5.00 

1898 — $14.45 

Dr. I. W. Johnson 10.00 

Robert H. Porter 5.00 

1899 — $24.08 
Mrs. H. L. Trotman, Agent 
Churchland, Va. 

Dr. Ned F. Brannock 5.00 



1900 — $9.63 



W. H. Mav 



10.00 



1901 — $14.45 

Mrs. Annie Kernodle Burke 5.00 

B. Guy Porter 5.00 

1902 — $14.45 

Mrs. Annie Staley Calhoun 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Watson Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. Mamie Holland Leathers... 10.00 

1903 — $14.45 

Dr. D. L. Boone 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Maynard Boone 5.00 

Rufus C. Cox - 5.00 

1904 — $28.89 

G. Chamness Davidson 5.00 

D. R. Fonville 10.00 

John B. Stratford 5.00 

1905 — $48.16 

Mr. Dwight M. Davidson, Agent 
Gibsonville, N. C. 

Dwight M. Davidson - 5.00 

H. M. Holland 10.00 

Charles E. Holland 5.00 

Miss Susie II, -Hand 10.00 



Elon's Faculty Veteran 

(Continued From Page li) 
work shop. 

Such has been the career of one of 
Eton's most interested and most in- 
interesting supporters. She might well 
be described as the embodiment of 
the Elon spirit. 



1906 — $24.08 
Mrs. B. C. Britt, Agent 

512 W. Washington St., Suffolk, Va. 

Judge Charles A. Hines 10.00 

Mrs. Goldie Holland Britt 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Jones Kernodle 5.00 

Dr. C. W. McPherson 5.00 

Dr. David L. Rawls 5.00 

1907 — $57.79 
Mr. H. M. Loy, Agent 

120 Warlock St., Jacksonville, N. C. 

J. R. Kirk 50.00 

A. Lucius Lincoln 5.00 

H. M. Loy - 10.00 

Virgil C. Pritchett 10.00 

Mrs. Ella Brunk Smith 10.00 

Dr. J. C. Wilkins 5.00 

1908 — $28.89 
Mr. John T. Kernodle, Agent 
1536 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 

Charles C. Howell 10.00 

Mrs. Virgie Holland McClenny... 5.00 

D. T. Neville 10.00 

James A. Vaughn 5.00 

1909 — $38.52 
Mr. S. M. Patton, Agent 
Washington, N. C. 

Dr. Stanley C. Harrell 5.00 

J. D. McClenny 5.00 

1910 — $38.52 
Prof. J. W. Barney, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

J. W. Barney 5.00 

Mrs. Lovie Floyd Carter 2.50 

Mrs. Carrie Boyd Dees 5.00 

Capt. W. W. Elder 10.00 

Miss Nannie Baker Farmer 5.00 

Dr. Alonzo C. Hall _ 5.00 

Mrs. Made Farmer Hall 5.00 

Mrs. E. B. Huffine 5.00 

Dr. Leon Edgar Smith 10.00 

1911 — $67.12 
Mr. John .1. Ingle, Agent 

605 Pepper Bldg., Winston-Salem, NC 

Mrs. Affie Griffin Bryan 5.00 

Russell A. Campbell 10.00 

Arnold C. Hall 10.00 

Mrs. Bessie McPherson Harris... 5.00 

Vitus R. Holt 5.00 

John J. Ingle 10.00 

Mrs. Beulah Foster McPherson 10.00 

Marvin W. McPherson 10.00 

Lila Clare Newman - 5.00 

Mrs. Blondie Kernodle Pollard... 5.00 
Edith I. Walker 5.00 

1912 — $62.60 
Kev. C. J. Felton, Agent 

25 South East Ave., Vineland, N. J. 

Mrs. Jewel Michael Banks 5.00 

Mrs. Lois Davidson Campbell 10.00 

E. L. Daughtry 5.00 



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Miss Winnie Dale DuRant 10.00 

Rev. C. J. Felton 5.00 

Mrs. Ethel DuRant Lassister 5.00 

Annie L. Satterfield 5.00 

Mrs. Bera Motley Walker 5.00 

1913 — $43.34 
Mr. Walton S. Wicker, Agent 

150 Tenth St., N.E., Atlanta 6, Ga. 
Mrs. Pearl Fogleman Fonvielle 10.00 

Prof. A. L. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Annie Bagwell Johnson 5.00 

Helen I. Lawrence 5.00 

Miss Pearl Tuck 5.00 

Mrs. J. C. Webb 5.00 

Walton S. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. R. L. Young 5.00 

1914 — $67.42 
Miss Viola Rollings, Agent 

311 N. Piedmont St., Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Blanche Newman Baker 10.00 

Mrs. Jessie Dawson Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Emma Holland Jones 5.00 

Mrs. B. Guy Porter 5.00 

W. R. Roberson - 5.00 

1915 — $86.68 

Prof. & Mrs. R. K. Hancock, Agents 
Gastonia, N. C. 

John L. Farmer 5.00 

Mrs. Beatrice Mason Gay 5.00 

Mrs. Pearl Jones Hancock 10.00 

Prof. R. K. Hancock _ 10.00 

I. Paul Ingle - 10.00 

1916 — $38.52 
Miss Ruth Johnson, Agent 
State Book Shop, Raleigh, N. C. 

Shirley T. Holland 10.00 

Miss Ruth Johnson 5.00 

Miss Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 — $134.84 
Mr. J. L. Crumpton, Agent 
P. O. Box 147, Durham, N. C. 

Rev. J. Frank Apple 5.00 

J. L. Crumpton - 5.00 

Garland F. Huffman 5.00 

Mrs. Mamie Johnston Huffman 5.00 
Mrs. Annie Simpson Lineberger... 5.00 

Dr. H. Shelton Smith 5.00 

John P. Swain - 5.00 

Dr. John G. Truitt 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Vaughn, Jr 10.00 

H. E. Whitesell 5.00 

Mrs. Grace McCullers Yancey 5.00 

1918 — $130.02 
Mrs. Clarke F. Cullers, Agent 
18 Cloud St., Front Royal, Va. 

Rev. J. Clyde Auman 5.00 

Miss Gertrude Browne 10.00 

Mrs. Clarke F. Cullers 10.00 

Mrs. Fannie Dawson Castor . .5.00 
Mrs. Lela Hayworth Coltrane... 5.00 
Mrs. Pretto Browne Crumpton... 5.00 

Mrs. Alberta B. Harrell 5.00 

Mrs. Minnie C. Harward 5.00 

W. A. Fonvielle - 15.00 

Rev. F. C, Lester - 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Dawson McDonald 5.00 
William L. Monroe 50.00 



Report of dues continued 

Mrs. Azzie Gatling Rawls 5.00 

G. M. Reed 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Wicker Rogers 5.00 

R. M. Rothgeb 5.00 

Mrs. Gertrude Michael Salmons 5.00 

1919 — $91.50 
Dr. H. T. Floyd, Agent 

P. O. Box 343, Auburn, Ala. 

Dr. Edwin M. Betts 5.00 

Rev. Howard S. Hardcastle 2.50 

Rev. J. D. Hardy 5.00 

Dr. Thomas E. Powell, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. R. M. Rothgeb 5.00 

Mrs. Alma Bowden Smith 5.00 

Maggie Taylor 5.00 

1920 — $110.76 
Mr. Roy J. Morton, Agent 

629 Penn. St., Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Mrs. J. Parker Cross 5.00 

Josephine Farmer 5.00 

J. L. Floyd, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. Lily Kimball Young 5.00 

Dr. E. E. Sechriest 5.00 

Mrs. Rosa Brannock Sutherland 5.00 

T. R. Wall 5.00 

1921 — $144.47 
Mr. C. M. Miller, Agent 

348 Fairview Rd., Biltmore Station 
Asheville, N. C. 

Lucy M. Eldredge 5.00 

Prof. L. B. Ezell 5.00 

Mrs. Janice Fulghum Gilliam 5.00 

William E. Harward 5.00 

Conner R. Hutchison 10.00 

H. W. Johnson 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Newman 10.00 

1922 — $168.54 
Dr. John D. Messick, Agent 

East Carolina College, Greenville, NC 

Mrs. Delores Morrow Barnwell 10.00 

R. L. Bunch 5.00 

Dr. Fred K. Garvey 5.00 

0. B. Gorman 5.00 

Mrs. Lillian Foust Howell 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Miller Hardcastle 2.50 

Dr. John D. Messick _ 10.00 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Mrs. Bessie Holmes Robbins 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. T. F. Rudd 10.00 

W. L. Rudd _ 5.00 

C. L. Walker 5.00 

1923 — $168.54 
Miss Pattie Lee Coghill, Agent 
Lynbank Road, Henderson, N. C. 

Thomas H. Andrews 10.00 

Lizzie Grey Chandler 5.00 

Pattie Lee Coghill _ 10.00 

Dr. S. C. Deskins - 5.00 

Mrs. Dillie Neville Hayes 2.00 

Mrs. Mary Holland Kelley 5.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

W. W. Sellers 10.00 

W. G. Stoner 5.00 

George D. Underwood - 5.00 

Mrs. Lois Holland Underwood... 5.00 

Dr. M. J. W. White 5.00 

Rev. Worth B. Wicker 10.00 



Mrs. Margaret Moring Wilkins... 10.00 

1924 — $168.54 
Mr. M. L. Patrick, Agent 

P. O. Box 190, High Point, N. C. 

Joseph T. Banks 5.00 

Jesse R. Barker 5.00 

L. E. Fesmire 10.00 

Mrs. Mabel Hinton Fesmire 10.00 

Harold C. Hainer 5.00 

Rev. Archie H. Hook 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Lawrence Mackintosh 5.00 

G. C. Mann 5.00 

M. L. Patrick 10.00 

1925 — $178.18 
Mr. W. Cliff Elder, Agent 

404 Glenwood Ave., Burlington, N. C. 

Mrs. Effie Bowden Butt 5.00 

Rev. E. M. Carter 2.50 

Dr. Jesse H. Dollar 5.00 

W. Cliff Elder 10.00 

Mary Lee Foster 5.00 

Mrs. Rose Howell Holder 10.00 

Rev. H. L. Isley _ 1.00 

Mrs. Sallie Oliver Ligon 5.00 

Margaret L. Rowland 5.00 

Mrs. Zondal Myers Sechest 5.00 

Mamie Sockwell 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 15.00 

Emma Louise Watkins 5.00 

L. V. Watson - 5.00 

1926 — $149.28 

Mr. George D. Colclough, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

Guy E. Barker .- 10.00 

Mrs. Mary Price Broom 5.00 

George D. Colclough - 5.00 

J. E. Corbitt 10.00 

Clyde W. Gordon 15.00 

Dr. D. L. Harrell, Jr 5.00 

Thomas V. Huey 5.00 

Mrs. Margaret Ballentine Lane... 5.00 

Foy Matlock _ 5.00 

Dr. William L. McLeod 10.00 

Mrs. Adelia Jones Truitt 5.00 

Dr. Dan B. Wicker 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Milton G. Wicker 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Crawford Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 — $207.07 

Dr. Howard R. Richardson, Agent 
Box 3697 University Station 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Mrs. Nannie Sue Dunn Abell 5.00 

Vaughn Bowlin 5.00 

A. Brown Fogleman 5.00 

Mrs. Gwendolyn Fogleman 5.00 

Mrs. Nell Orr Gordon 10.00 

William L. Haslett 5.00 

A. B. Johnson 5.00 

Dr. Darden W. Jones 10.00 

E. P. McLeod 5.00 

Charles E. Newman, Jr 10.00 

Dr. Howard R. Richardson 5.00 

Rev. T. Fred Wright 5.00 

Mrs. Judith Black White 5.00 

1928 — $245. 59 

Mr. J. Paul McNeill, Attorney, Agent 
P. O. Box 1504, Beaumont, Texas 

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Elon Alumni News 



Report of dues continued 



Harold L. Barney _ 10.00 

Mrs. Lucy Dick Beaty 5.00 

Rev. R. E. Brittle - - 5.00 

Lulia Lois Clem 5.00 

Mrs. June Hornaday Conrad 5.00 

Mrs. Frances Turner Fonville... 5.00 

Dr. Everett W. McCauley 10.00 

Mrs. Mabel Alexander Sinclair 5.00 
Mrs. Mabel Michael Thompson... 5.00 

Rev. Guy H. Veazey . 5.00 

J. Robert Walker _ 5.00 

Paul G. Walker 5.00 

1929 — $245.59 
Mr. C. W. Kipka, Agent 
Mooresville, N. C» 

Mrs. Agnes Judd Currin 5.00 

Hoyle T. Efird ™ 10.00 

Howard L. Hughes 5.00 

W. Phalti Lawrence 5.00 

David B. Long - 10.00 

Dan Long Newman - 5.00 

Giles E. Ring 5.00 

Elwood M. Smith 2.00 

C. J. Thomas 5.00 

C. P. Thompson 5.00 

1930 — $245.59 
Mr. Delos M. Elder, Jr., Agent 

1224 Franklin St., Burlington, N. C. 

Rev. C. Carl Dollar 5.00 

W. Hale Duncan 5.00 

Mrs. Merline Dunlap Freeman... 5.00 

Sidney F. Jackson 10.00 

Dr. Brock D. Jones, Jr 10.00 

E. E. Kipka - 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Alexander Lawrence... 5.00 
Eugene H. Thompson - 5.00 

1931 — $192.62 
Mrs. J. Minion Rountree, Agent 

515 Woodlawn Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 

Mrs. Eva G if ford Burgess 5.00 

Maurice W. Carrow „ 10.00 

Mrs. Sue Watts Colclough 5.00 

Mrs. Rachel Johnston Harden ... 5.00 
Mrs. Elizabeth Carper Morrison 5.00 

Mrs. Ann Rawls Newman 10.00 

Mrs. Clara Sharpe Rountree 10.00 

James E. Stewart _ 5.00 

Mrs. Eugenia Green Wilson 5.00 

1932 — $231.15 
Miss Rena Maude Iseley, Agent 
Route 4, Burlington, N. C. 

Mr. C. W. Howell 5.00 

Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

C. Leon Jones 5.00 

John Milton Lowry _ 5.00 

Mrs. Anna Britt Macgill 15.00 

G. O. Mann 5.00 

Roy A. Richardson „ 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins . 10.00 

Mrs. LaRue Brann Smith 5.00 

Harrison O. Smith 5.00 

Mrs. Anne Rudd Turner 5.00 

Dr. William Redd Turner 5.00 

1933 — $197.44 
Mr. E. L. Moffitt, Agent 

518 Crescent Ave., Glendale, Pa. 

12— 



William T. Arthur - 5.00 

Willis G. Boland 5.00 

George R. Harris „ 7.00 

Mrs. Lucy Caddell Hughes 5.00 

Dr. C. D. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Chase Key -.. 5.00 

Rev. Carl R. Key . 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie White Lally 5.00 

Charles A. Leach 5.00 

Mrs. James E. Parker 10.00 

John M. Phillips ....: _ 5.00 

J. Hinton Rountree 10.00 

Mrs. Alma Lamm Tate 5.00 

1934 — $154.10 
Mr. William J. Story, Agent 
Supt. S. Norfolk City Schools 
South Norfolk, Va. 

George R. Chandler 20.00 

L. Conway Channing 10.00 

Staley P. Gordon - -. 5.00 

Mrs. Iris Albright Holt - 5.00 

Kenneth K. Hughes 5.00 

Rev. F. Ervin Hyde - 5.00 

Walter C. Latham 5.00 

Edward I. LeKites 10.00 

Frederick H. Miller 10.00 

Walter E. Meacham 5.00 

Mrs. Marguerite Harris Waters 5.00 

Norman B. Waters _ 5.00 

Mrs. Frances Chandler Wilkins 5.00 

1935 — $144.47 
Rev. William J. Andes, Agent 
Elon College, N. C. 

Rev. W. J. Andes 5.00 

Otho Lee Bennett _ 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd 5.00 

Prof. Scott Boyd 5.00 

Otis T. Bray 5.00 

Benjamin T. Holden, II 5.00 

Dr. J. R. Kernodle 10.00 

Rev. Robert M. Man 5.00 

Dr. J. E. Rawls, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. J. C. Wilkins 5.00 

1936 — $173.36 
Mr. William L. Cooper, Agent 
508 W. 29th St., Norfolk, Va. 

Mrs. Annie Baynes Brooks 5.00 

William L. Cooper, Jr 10.00 

Chester A. Hughes 5.00 

Ryland E. Johnson 10.00 

Mis. Esther Cole Kernodle 10.00 

Mrs. Esther Hoppenstedt Miller 10.00 
Neil L. Senter 5.00 

1937 — $211.88 
Mr. William L. Loy, Agent 

Loy Realty Co., Jacksonville, N. C. 

Mrs. Hilda Heatwole Brown 5.00 

Rev. William A. Grissom 5.00 

Oka T. Hester „ 5.00 

Mis. I'auline Oliver Lloyd 5.00 

William W. Loy 10.00 

Miss Iris M. Rountree 5.00 

1938 — $284.12 

Mr. William H. Maness, Agent 
.">().")."> Ortega Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.- 

John L. Beaver 5.00 

James C. Brooks „ 5.00 



Hal Bradley 

Dr. Raymond G. Cannon 

Lloyd F. Early - 

Arthur Greenwald 

Dr. Charles E. Kernodle 

Allen A. Lloyd 

Dawson A. Mack 

William H. Maness 

John Z. McBrayer 

James L. McGalliard 

Rev. C. Legrand Moody, Jr. 

Carl T. Pritchett 

Miss Margaret R. Smith 

Miss N. Bruce Walker 



5.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

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5.00 



1939 — $264.86 
LCDR Walter O. Fonville, Agent 
P. O. Box 956, Haw River, N. C. 

Miss Edith Brannock 5.00 

Richard S. Cromlish 5.00 

Mrs. Mattie Pickett Edwards 5.00 

LCDR Walter O. Fonville 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Jones 5.00 

Albert C. Mastrobattisto 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Matkins Rumbley 5.00 

W. S. Taylor „ .'. 5.00 

1940 — $322.64 
Mr. James F. Rogers, Agent 
1818 Hilton Rd., Burlington, N. C. 

W. Hall Brooks 5.00 

J. B. Congleton, Jr 5.00 

Edna M. Fitch 5.00 

John L. Frye _ 10.00 

Andrew W. Fuller _ 5.00 

Stafford R. Peebles 10.00 

Dr. Charles H. Rawls 5.00 

Jack P. Shoffner 5.00 

Mrs. Drusilla D. Voorhees - 5.00 

James W. White 5.00 

1941 — $327.46 
Mr. Eugene A. Gordon, Agent 
P. O. Box 270, Burlington, N. C. 

Winifred Barney 5.00 

Miss Mary B. Claytor 10.00 

Mrs. M. C. Covington 5.00 

Major John Lee Edwards 5.00 

Dr. Jack Garian 5.00 

Eugene A. Gordon 5.00 

Cephas G. Hook ,....„ 5.00 

T. Grayson Inman 2.50 

Allen A. Iseley 5.00 

Charles W. Parker 5.00 

Mary Pritchett 5.00 

Samuel M. Rankin, Jr 5.00 

Thomas H. Rudd 5.00 

James D. Rumley, Jr 5.00 

Dr. J. B. Walker, Jr 5.00 

1942 — $452.66 

Mr. Royal] H. Spence, Jr., Agent 
3112 Dogwood Drive, Greensboro, NC 

Clifton T. Bean 5.00 

Mrs. Elmer Williams Buchanan... 5.00 

Margaret J. Carroll 5.00 

John V. Clark 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Fulcher Cobb 5.00 

Wilma Griffin 5.00 

Mrs. Bernice Hartman McLeod... 5.00 ■ 

James W. Herritage 5.00 



Report of dues continued 



Mrs. Alice Mangrum Hornaday 5.00 

Mrs. Lila Stephens Inman 2.50 

Dr. Marvin W. Phillips 5.00 

James G. Pritchett 5.00 

Emma Rascoe - 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Mackenzie Scott 10.00 

Rev. Lester I. Somers 5.00 

Royall H. Spence, Jr 10.00 

1943 — $274.49 
Mr. James F. Darden, Agent 
197 S. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 

Mrs. Rena Black Appel 5.00 

Mrs. Agnes Walker Boggus 5.00 

Dr. George M. Bullard - 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia May Corbett 5.00 

James Darden 5.00 

Mrs. Katie Brown Glenn 5.00 

Dr. James W. Johnston 5.00 

Mrs. Luvene Holmes Spence 10.00 

Harry A. .Stolte - 10.00 

Mrs. Frederick Willetts, Jr 10.00 

1944 — $144.47 
Rev. Mark W. Andes, Agent 

708 Marshall Ave., South Boston, Va. 

Rev. Mark W. Andes 5.00 

Richard L. Cubell 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Jeffreys Darden 5.00 

Mrs. Mildred Coble Sanders 5.00 

Ed M. Hicklin 5.00 

Mrs. Lucille Blalock Snipes 5.00 

Dr. Marvin E. Walker 10.00 

E. Vaughn Wood - 5.00 

1945 — $1G3.73 

Rev. Walstein W. Snyder, Agent 
721 N. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 

Dr. Clarence F. Biddix 5.00 

Mrs. Maude Dowd Frye 5.00 

Mrs. Lula Browne Helvenston... 5.00 

C. Clyde Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Henry S. Johnson 10.00 

Dr. Dwight T. Kernodle 10.00 

Kathleen Miles 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Rumley Walls 5.00 

1946 — $187.81 
Miss Dorothy N. Foltz, Agent 
541-A Osceola Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 

Mrs. Margaret Rawls Bullard 10.00 

Dr. James Earl Danieley 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Braddy Evans 5.00 

Dorothy N. Foltz 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Eugene Poe 5.00 

1947 — $240.78 

Dr. & Mrs. George P. Bullock, Agents 
710 Craven St., New Bern, N. C. 

Mrs. Betsy Smith Albright 5.00 

Fred W. Albright 5.00 

Mrs. Catherine Cooper Andes ... 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Ezell Reid 5.00 

Dorothy Salmons 10.00 

1948 — $245.59 
Mr. Paul C. Plybon, Agent 

Home Life Ins. Co., 256 Broadway 
New York 8, New York 

Robert L. Ellis 5.00 

William I. Peek 15.00 



Rev. Dermone J. Reid 5.00 

Mrs. Grace Ward Vickery 5.00 

1949 — $308.20 

Mr. William P. Wilkins, Agent 
1006 Brandon Ave., Norfolk, Va. 

Mrs. Pauline Cheek Best 5.00 

Wallace L. Chandler 10.00 

Mrs. Verona Daniels Danieley... 5.00 

Mills R. Everett _ 5.00 

Rev. Clyde L. Fields - 5.00 

William H. Godfrey - 10.00 

Mrs. Lenelle Fuller Hollowell ... 5.00 

Fred C. Jackson „ 5.00 

Jeanne Meredith 5.00 

P. Ashford Price 10.00 

Floyd E. Scott 5.00 

I. Hailey Vickery 5.00 

Clyde Max Ward _ 10.00 

James C. Washburn 5.00 

William P. Wilkins 10.00 

1950 — $351.54 

Mr. Deward W. Hooker, Agent 
Bur-Gra Motors, Burlington, N. C. 

Warren S. Beale 10.00 

J. W. Blanchard - 5.00 

Clyde E. Corbett 5.00 

Lt. Burton Daniels, Jr 10.00 

Gerald P. Domenick 5.00 

Rev. John S. Graves 10.00 

Jack B. Hanel 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Bailey Havens ... 5.00 

M. J. Howell 5.00 

Max C. Littlejohn 5.00 

Arthur L. Mizell 10.00 

Richard H. Painter 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Busick Price 10.00 

Rev. William T. Scott, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. Kathleen Smith Shoffner... 5.00 

J. Joseph Tomanchek 5.00 

W. L. Williams, Jr _ 5.00 

Mrs. Walter A. Wentz 5.00 

1951 — $144.47 
Mr. C. Carl Woods, Jr., Agent 
2428 Acadia St., Durham, N. C. 

Walter Y. Boyd 5.00 

William H. Duncan 5.0C 

Jamss N. Hall 5.00 

Mrs. Adeline J. Horner 5.00 

W. 0. Johnston 5.00 

Malcolm W. McCracken 5.00 

Jack A. Nail „ _.. 5.00 

Raymond L. Parker, Jr 5.00 

Pvt. Fred G. Sahlmann 5.00 

Lawrence E. Sykes 5.00 

C. Carl Woods, Jr 5.00 

Robert J. Wright 5.00 

1952 — $134.84 
Mr. George Etheridge, Agent 
501 E. Ocean View, Norfolk, Va. 

Glenn D. Apple 5.00 

Pvt. Luther B. Clapp 5.00 

Helen M. Jackson 5.00 

J. Ben Stephenson 5.00 

Frank L. Ward 5.00 

Samuel T. Webster, Jr 10.00 

Roger Wilson 10.00 



1953 — $96.31 
Mr. B. M. Currin, Jr., Agent 

Alamance Acres, Burlington, N. C. 

James H. Booth, Jr _ 5.00 

Pfc. Ernest F. Cashion, Jr 10.00 

James L. Clyburn 5.00 

B. M. Currin, Jr 5.00 

Ernie Gero 10.00 

Jack E. James 5.00 

Pfc. James D. Merriman 5.00 

Pvt. Michael H. Moffo 5.00 

Pvt. Yono Mork _ 5.00 

Mrs. Norma F. Roberts 5.00 

1954 — $67.42 
Mr. Gary L. Sears, Agent 

603 4th Avenue, Portsmouth, Va. 

Dorothy Acree - 5.00 

Ernestine Bridges 5.00 

Alice Cole 5.00 

John L. Cummings 10.00 

Miss Anna Howell 5.00 

Judith Ingram 5.00 

Mrs. Jean Nunnamaker James... 5.00 

James Lowell Kernodle 5.00 

Mrs. Ramona M. Kernodle 5.00 

Jack J. Malloy 5.00 

Pvt. Roger W. Phelps 5.00 

Capt. E. D. Robertson 5.00 

Mrs. J. D. Rumley, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ward Stephenson 5.00 

1955 

John J. Kennedy 2.00 

Unclassified 

Mrs. J. F. Atkinson - 5.00 

Charles A. Ballentine 5.00 

Mrs. L. E. Carlton 5.00 

J. M. Coble 5.00 

E. B. Hatch 5.00 

A. J. Holland 5.00 

A. Glenn Holt - 5.00 

Mrs. Harry L. Hopewell 5.00 

Mrs. M. H. Judd 10.00 

C. B. Pritchett 5.00 

J. C. Webb _ 5.00 

No Name - 2.00 

Honorary Alumni 

Dr. D. J. Bowden (Faculty) 5.00 

Hon. Ralph Bradford 5.00 

Dr. E. J. Bullock _ 5.00 

Hon. Mills E. Godwin, '54 5.00 

Dr. G. W. Lawrence, '50 10.00 

Dr. Edward W. W. Lewis, '53 ... 20.00 

Dr. J. L. Lobingier, '33 5.00 

Hon. E. E. Martz, '54 5.00 

Dr. Walter C. Rawls, '42 - 10.00 

Dr. John R. Scotford 5.00 

Hon. William M. Tuck 5.00 

Walter J. Wilkins 10.00 

L. L, Vaughan - 2.00 

Advertising 124.94 

TOTAL $3,543.94 

Late arrivals 40.00 

Advertising 62.47 

GRAND TOTAL $3,646.41 



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From The President s Desk 



It is encouraging to see the church, the board of trustees, the faculty, 
the students and friends cooperating enthusiastically with the alumni in 
an effort to secure funds in cash and pledges sufficient to discharge the 
financial obligations assumed by the college in the development program 
now in progress. More people seem to be interested in Elon College and 
are willing to give of their time and money to assure success of the great 
undertaking that the college is making at this time. 

The church has formed a Convention-wide organization and is now 
in the process of assembling and instructing committees formed for the 
purpose of taking the needs and appeals of the church to the doors of all 
members with the hope and expectation that no one will refuse contribu- 
tions for this worthy cause. 

To undertake to secure $1,075,000 in cash and pledges over a five- 
year period is a tremendous undertaking. There is every indication, how- 
ever, that the task that seemed impossible nine years ago will be completed 
by the end of 1956. There isn't any question about the success of the under- 
taking if everyone will do his share. 

The alumni secretary will doubtless report on other pages the acts 
of the executive committee of the Alumni Association in session recently 
at the home office in Elon College. It was unanimously decided to give 
every alumnus the opportunity of contributing a minimum amount of $100 
in five years. There may be a few who are not able to contribute this 
amount, but by far the greater majority is in a position to, and I am sure 
they will contribute $100 to this worthy cause. Of course, there will be 
many who will give much larger amounts. There should be a sufficient 
number of larger gifts to compensate for those who are not able to con- 
tribute the $100. All in all, we shall begin soon to maka our contributions 
for Alma Mater for the success of the development program that is now 
in process. 

I am sure that the alumni and friends of the college everywhere will 
rejoice in the fact that a total of 1,117 different persons have registered 
at Elon College for the first quarter of this college year. This is certainly 
a record enrollment, and everything else that has to do with the college is 
more encouraging than any previous time within the last 25 years. 

We are looking forward to a very successful year and are hoping 
and praying for the complete cooperation of the alumni and all who are 
interested in Elon College. We must not fail — we cannot fail — in this 
undertaking. 

LEON EDGAR SMITH, '10 
President 



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Elon Alumni News 



Published In 
ALUMNI OFFICE 
Elon College, 
October, 1955 Vol. XIV, No. 1 

ELON ALUMNI NEWS 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of 
the Executive Secretary at Elon Col- 
lege, Elon College, N. C. Entered as 
second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office Elon College, 
N. C, under the Act of March 3, 1879 



James P. Darden, '43, 

Suffolk, Va President 

Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. ...1st Vice Pres. 



EDITOR'S PAGE 



Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College ..Executive Secretary 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

J. P. Darden, '43, Chm. . . . Suffolk, Va. 

W. G. Lewis, '32, vice-chm. .Gibsonville 

W. E. Butler, '44 Elon College 

L. E. Pesmire, '24 Greensboro 

Eugene A. Gordon, '41 Burlington 

James W. Johnston, M. D. 

'43 Burlington 

Adelia Jones Truitt, '26 ..Elon College 

Presidents Of Local Chapters 

E. H. Thompson, '30 Asheboro 

J. L. Ployd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

W. W. Wilson, '3 8 Burlington 

J. J. Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Margaret M. Wilkins '23 Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '38 New York 

William P. Wilkins, '49 ...Norfolk, Va. 
E. Troy Regan, '29. .Henderson-Oxford 

Joe Tom Stevens, '43 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L. Brown, '50. . .Richmond, Va. 

J. Milton Cheshire, '38 Sanf ord 

J. E. Rawls, M. D., '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Lloyd Early. '38 Winston-Salem 

Alumni Conunittee For 
Selection of New President 

James P. Darden, '43, dim.. .Suffolk, Va. 

George Bullard, M. D., '43 Mebane 

Lucile J. Cullers, '18 ..Front Royal, Va. 

Royall H. Spence, '42 Greensboro 

Frances Chandler Wilkins, '34 

Virgilina, Va. 




Homecoming Committee 

Dear Alumni of Elon College : 

The student committee and alumni secretary pictured above 
are making elaborate plans for an exciting homecoming week end 
on October 28-29. A record student body plus rapid construction 
progress on three new buildings have stimulated and greatly in- 
creased the Elon spirit among students, faculty, alumni and friends 
of Elon College. You must share this renewed enthusiasm by at- 
tending homecoming. Traditional festivities, which begin on Friday 
night with the dance in Alumni Gymnasium, will be climaxed by 
the annual football battle with Western Carolina on Saturday in 
Burlington Stadium. Make plans now to attend homecoming! 

A total of $1,246.00 in alumni dues was received during Sep- 
tember. It is encouraging to note that approximately one-fourth 
of this amount was remitted by alumni who have not been active 
members in the past. Continued encouragement and support 
throughout the year will put the alumni office on a self-supporting 
basis for the first time in history. Last year's record of $4,167.41 
will surely be surpassed. If you have not yet mailed your check, 
won't you please do so today? Prompt payment will result in sub- 
stantial postage savings. 

As Elon College enters her greatest period of expansion in 
history, alumni support is needed more than ever before. Details 
concerning alumni participation in the building campaign are being 
prepared for you. We — the alumni — shall not fail to join with the 
Board of Trustees, the Southern Convention, and friends of Elon 
College in support of the building program. Elon College, our 
church-related college, shall receive our wholehearted support in 
this her greatest period of progress ! 

Sincerely yours, 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 
Executive Secretary 



Elon Alumni News 



Elon Graduate Faithful Employee For Three Decades 




MRS. OMA U. JOHNSON 



For almost thirty years, the last 
twenty-seven of them in succession, a 
graduate of Elon College has served 
her Alma Mater faithfully and well. 
Mrs. Oma U. Johnson's long period of 
service as librarian has seen the libra- 
ry develop into one of the finest 
small-college libraries in the South. 

In fact, during Mrs. Johnson's ser- 
vice, the number of books on the libra- 
ry shelves has increased almost ten- 
fold. Of course, Mrs. Johnson is the 
last person to claim all the credit for 
this tremendous growth as she pays 
compliment to the many friends of 
Carlton Library who have helped 
make it possible. Also, she gives due 
credit to her capable assistants, Mrs. 
James Howell and Miss Arabelle Gore, 
who have been staff members since 
the late 'forties. 

Miss Oma Utley, native of Wake 
County, came to Elon College as a 
freshman in the autumn of 1911 and 
was graduated with the Ph. B. degree 
in 1915. Following graduation, she 
studied library science at Columbia U- 
niversity and received the B. S. de- 
gree in library science from that in- 
stitution in 1027. I^ater she received 
the A. B. degree from Elon in 1931, but 
she counts herself on alumni rolls as 
a member of the Class of 1915. 

During her undergraduate years on 
the Elon campus, she met Clyde Car- 
ol v "Jack" Johnson, a star for the 
Fighting Christians of that era, whom 

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she later married. Mr. Johnson was 
graduated with the Class of 1914 and 
received the M. A. degree in 1915. La- 
ter he did further graduate work at 
Harvard, Columbia, and Yale. 

Since he was named assistant 
coach in the fall of 1914, the Johnsons 
remained at Elon College. He served 
as Elon's first physical education di- 
rector and as head coach from 1915 
until 1920. During this period, Mrs. 
Johnson served two years as librarian, 
relinquishing her duties in 1917 for an 
interval of house work. Coach John- 
son went to the University of Colo- 
rado as professor of physical educa- 
tion and baseball coach in 1927. A 
successful career as teacher and coach 
was terminated by his untimely death 
in 1927 at Colorado. 

Upon her return to North Carolina 
after Coach Johnson's death, Mrs. 
Johnson became assistant librarian at 
the Olivia Rainey Library in Raleigh, 
but returned to Elon College in the 
fall of 1928 to become assistant libra- 
rian under the direction of Miss Lou- 
ise Savage. She assumed full duties of 
librarian in 1931, and has held the 
post since that time. 

When Mrs. Johnson joined the libra- 
ry staff in 1915, approximately 5,000 
volumes were shelved in three rooms 
on the second floor of the old Admin- 
istration Building which stood on the 
site of the present Alamance Build- 
ing. 



Less than 100 volumes were sal- 
vaged from the great fire of 1923 
which destroyed the old structure. 
Purchases and donations by friends of 
the College swelled the number to ap- 
proximately 15,000 by 1928. The re- 
storation was made under the direc- 
tion of Miss Savage who served as 
dean of women as well as librarian. 

Since Mrs. Johnson returned to the 
staff in 1928, there has been constant 
growth both in number of books and 
circulation. The accession books to- 
day number more than 35,000 vol- 
umes, and more are added daily to 
the shelves. It is a far cry trom that 
library in the Old Administration 
Building to the present fine collection 
that is housed in Carlton Library 
building. 

Mrs. Johnson's special hobby, the 
collection of materials on the history 
of the Southern Convention of the 
Congregational Christian Church, has 
added a valuable archive collection on 
church growth and development to 
the Elon library. 

Her spare-time hobby, g r ow i n g 
flowers of the garden and house plant 
varieties, adds to the attractiveness of 
her beautiful new home located at 3^3 
Haggard Avenue, next door to the 
Barneys. Her door is always open to 
alumni and friends of Elon College, 
and a visit to the campus is never 
complete without a visit with her. 



About Our Cover 

Pictured on the front of this issue 
of the ALUMNI NEWS is Kerry 
Richards, Elon's brilliant junior half- 
back who won All-Conference honrs 
last year, and was named by the NAIA 
as the outstanding small-college back 
in the two Carolinas. His showing is 
all the more remarkable in view of 
the fact that he has only one hand. 

Dates To Remember 

HOMECOMING Oct. 28-211, 1055 

MID-YEAR MEETING Jan. 14, 1956 

ALUMNI DAY - May 25, 1956 

COMMENCEMENT May 26-28, 1956 

1956 COMMENCEMENT CLASSES 
1896 1901 1906 1911 
1916 1921 1926 1931 
1936 1941 1946 1951 
1952 1953 1954 1955 



Elon Alumni News 



President Leon Edgar Smith Announces Retirement 



On May 30, 1955, Dr. Leon Edgar 
Smith, president of Elon College since 
1931, made a public request for retire- 
ment pursuant to the rules of the Col- 
lege during 1956 or at the discretion 
of the Board of Trustees. Quotation 
from his letter follows: 

"Since the Board of Trustees adopt- 
ed a retirement system requiring the 
discontinuance of any employee of the 
College after h i s seventy-second 
birthday, and since I am approaching 
the age limit, I am therefore request- 
ing that the Board of Trustees grant 
me the privilege of retirement at my 
own option at any time during 1956 or 
at the discretion of the Board itself. 

"This action is taken voluntarily on 
my part with due appreciation of the 
limitations that the years have placed 
on my services and with a desire to be 
of the greatest possible service to the 
College during the remainder of my 
life." 

The Hon. Thad Eure of Raleigh, 
chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
expressed on behalf of the Board its 
deep regret upon Dr. Smith's request 
for retirement. He stated that Dr. 
Smith's administration had seen the 
largest growth and development in 
the history of the College and had 
placed it in a position of prominence 
among the Church-Related colleges 
and other institutions of higher learn- 



DR. LEON EDGAR SMITH 

ing. Mr. Eure added that Dr. Smith's 
retirement would cause a vacancy at 
the College which would be difficult 
to fill, and said that his devotion and 
loyalty to the College had been of the 
highest type. 

The Board of Trustees instructed 
Mr. Eure and Dr. Smith to appoint a 
committee to investigate the matter 
of nominating a successor to Dr. 
Smith, and asked that this committee 
request committees from the Elon fac- 



ulty, the Southern Convention, and 
the Alumni Association to advise with 
them relative to the selection of a suc- 
cessor to Dr. Smith. 

The Board of Trustees committee is 
composed of Mills E Godwin, Jr., '54 
Honorary, Chuckatuck, Va., chairman; 
R. A. Maynard, Burlington, secretary; 
Clyde W. Gordon, '26, Burlington; 
and Shirley T. Holland, '16, Windsor, 
Va. 

The Southern Convention commit- 
tee is composed of Dr. H. E. Hard- 
castle, '19; Dr. Henry E. Robinson, 
Burlington, '53 Honorary; Rev. George 
D. Alley, Suffolk; Dr. Darden W. 
Jones, Franklin, Va., '27; Mr. Martin 
T. Garren, Greensboro; Dr. Jesse H. 
Dollar, Suffolk, '25; and Dr. William 
T. Scott, Elon College, '25. 

The alumni committee consists of 
Dr. George Bullard, '53, Mebane; Mrs. 
Frances Chandler Wilkins, '35, Virgi- 
lina, Va. ; Mrs. Lucille Johnston Cull- 
ers, '18, Front Royal, Va.; Royall H. 
Spence, Jr., '42, Greensboro; and 
James F. Darden, '43, Suffolk, Va.; 

Members of the faculty committee 
are Dr. H. H. Cunningham, Prof. A. 
L. Hook, '13, and W. E. Butler, Jr.'44. 

The above committees met at the 
College on September 26. iSuggestions 
from Alumni may be sent to James F. 
Darden, 197 S. Main St., Suffolk or to 
Alumni Secretary, Elon College. 



New Alumni President Meets With Executive Committee 



The initial meeting of the new exec- 
utive committee was held at seven- 
thirty o'clock Saturday evening, Sep- 
tember 10, 1955, in the office of the 
alumni secretary. President James F. 
Darden presided. Other members pres- 
ent were Dr. W. Glenn Lewis, Eu- 
gene A. Gordon, W. E. Butler, Dr. 
James W. Johnston, Mrs. John G. Tru- 
itt, Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, alumni secre- 
tary, and Dr. L. E. Smith. 

After calling the meeting to order, 
Mr. Darden expressed appreciation to 
members for their willingness to serve 
during the coming two years. The a- 
lumni secretary read the minutes of 
the last executive committee meeting 
and gave her financial report for 19- 
54-55. 

The following items were consider- 
ed: 

1. Dues. A brief report of receipts 
for 1954-55 was given. It was noted 
that a total of 613 alumni paid dues in 
the amount of $3,980.00 for an ave- 
rage of $6.50 each. Advertising in the 
amount $187.41 brought the total re- 



ceipts to $4,167.41. Mr. Darden stated 
that the national average for alumni 
participation is approximtely 20 per 
cent as compared to approximately 12 
per cent by Elon alumni last year. 

It was decided to make the current 
appeal for membership on a class ba- 
sis in a similar way to that used in 
1954-55. A proposed budget of $8,485- 
.00 was again set, with a proportion- 
ate amount to be determined for each 
class based upon membership, with 'a 
reduction of 10 per cent for the Class 
of 1947; 20 per cent for 1948; 30 per- 
cent for 1949; 40 per cent for 1950; 
50 per cent for 1951; 60 per cent 
for 1952; 70 per cent for 1953; 
80 per cent for 1954; and 90 per 
cent for 1955. The reductions will be 
made in order to give recent gradu- 
ates an opportunity to become settled 
professionally before full proportion- 
ate amounts are allocated. Class a- 
gents will be appointed, with two or 
more for classes numbering over 40. 

2. Booster's Club. Dr. Johnston, 
president of the Elon Booster's Club, 
<^ave a brief discussion on the aims o 



the club which was organized to pro- 
mote the athletic program at Elon 
College. Mr. Darden asked that Dr. 
Johnston convey to the club the best 
wishes of the Alumni Association. 

3. Founders' Day. Dr. Smith 
gave a brief report on the Founders' 
Day program scheduled for Septem- 
ber 27, featuring an address by Pres- 
ident Harold W. Tribble of Wake For- 
est College, a report on the building 
campaign, and the laying of corner- 
stones for three new buildings. 

4. Chapter Meetings. A proposed 
list of alumni chapter meetings was 
presented and accepted, and it was 
sugested that chapter presidents be 
contacted by the alumni secretary im- 
mediately in order to confirm meeting 
dates. 

5. Homecoming. Plans for home- 
coming observance set for October 28- 
C9 were briefly reviewed by the alum- 
ni secretary. She stated that tradition- 
al events would be scheduled and that 
plans for other activities would be 

(Continued on page 5) 

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Elon Alumni News 



Founders' Day Observance Attracts Many To Elon 



Alumni and friends of Elon College 
gathered on the campus on September 
27 for an all-day Founders' Day pro- 
gram, which honored the founding 
fathers of the college and commemo- 
rated the establishment of the insti- 
tution by the Congregational Chris- 
tian Church in 1889. 

President Harold W. Tribble of 
Wake Forest College was the fea- 
tured speaker at the morning session. 
Dr. L. E. Smith reported on the pro- 
gress of the $2,500,000 fund-raising- 
campaign, followed by representatives 
of the Women's Fellowship, Laymen's 
Fellowship, Pilgrim Fellowship, and- 
the Alumni Association who spoke on 
the parts their groups expect to play 
in the renewed fund-raising effort. 

A special feature was a memorial 
service honoring Prof. Howard Brax- 
ton Holmes, faculty member from 19- 
01 until 1904. Announcement was 
made of a gift to the college by his 
sister, Miss Ethel Holmes, of a sub- 
stantial sum of money to be applied 
to the endowment funds of the col- 
lege. 

Dr. W. Millard Stevens, pastor of 
the Christian Temple in Norfolk, Va., 
delivered the featured address at the 
afternoon meeting. At this same gath- 
ering, which opened with the invoca- 
tion by Dr. Roy Helfenstein, of Rich- 
mond, Va., there was a brief histori- 
cal sketch by Dr. William T. Scott of 
Elon College, superintendent of the 
Southern Convention of Congrega- 
tional Churches. The afternoon meet 
was followed by several group meet- 
ings and by cornerstone laying cere- 
monies for the three new buildings 
now rising on the Elon campus. 

The remarks by James F. Darden, 
President of the Alumni Association, 
on "Our Part In The Campaign" fol- 
low: 

Sixty-six years ago when the doors 
of this College were opened, it culmi- 
nated the dreams, hopes, planning 
and hard work of a relatively few in- 
dividuals. The membership of the 
Christian Churches of North Carolina 
and Virginia was small, composed al- 
most entirely of small rural churches 
that were actually struggling for 
their very existence. The only city 
church of this loosf-knit Southern 
Convention at that time was ^he little 
Church in Suffolk, Virginia which had 
barely gotten on its feet by 1889. 
These "Founding Fathers" of Elon 
had faith in the future of their 
churches and knew that if these 
churches were to grow there must be 
trained ministers and laymen and lay- 




Participants in cornerstone-laying 
ceremonies are, left top, D. R. Fon- 
ville and Dr. L. E. Smith, Carolina 
Hall; right top, Mrs. J. E. Rawls and 
Dr. Smith, Virginia Hall; and bottom, 
Mrs. J. H. McEwen and Dr. Smith, 
McEwen Dining Hall. 

women in their congregations. With all 
the reasons for not organizing a Col- 
lege of their own, this handfull of 
Church leaders discounted each of the 
reasons presented and through per- 
sistent efforts established Elon Col- 
lege. Why? Because they were men of 
vision. Without vision, there is nvj pro- 
gress. 

Another time for men with vision 
to come to the assistance of our Col- 
lege was following the fire of 1923. 
The five buildings forming the very 
heart of our campus bear witness to 
this vision. The churches of the 
Southern Convention were more nu- 
merous — the membership many times 
greater — and there were hundreds of 
alumni in whose hearts there burned 
a love for their College, known to us 
who are alumni as the "Elon Spirit." 
All these, working and giving togeth- 
er, made these buildings possible. 

As we entered this building this 
morning, we could see the physical ev- 
idence that there was once again 
men of vision at the helm of Elon's 
destiny. This great vision can only be 
fulfilled when these buildings, now 
under construction have been complet- 
ed, and the last bill and note has been 
paid. For this to become an actuality— 
not merely a dream — will require the 
concerted efforts of every member of 
the Christian Churches of the Southern 
Convention, every friend, and every a- 
lumnus of this institution. 

Once before, from this platform, I 
compared the alumni of Elon as mem- 
bers of a large family. When there's 
work to be done at home, and there 
are no funds to hire the labor or the 




work done, the sons and daughters 
will return and give of their funds, 
labors, and time to setting aright 
what is amiss. For they know that re- 
flection on their home and parents is 
a reflection upon themselves. To us, 
the alumni, Elon College is our 
homestead of higher learning. Any- 
thing that will reflect unfavorably 
upon her will also cast its shadow up- 
on us. 

Therefore, I call upon every alum- 
nus of Elon College to "Come Home," 
and give of his funds, labor, and in- 
fluence to make this new "vision" for 
our Alma Mater become a reality. 



Little Christians 

C. Carl Woods, III arrived on May 
6, 1955. He and his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. C. Carl Woods, II, and little sis- 
ter, Carol, are residing at 1202 Eliza- 
beth Street, Durham. Carl is associ- 
ated in business with his father in op- 
erating the C. C. Woods Construction 
Company. 

Dr. and Mrs. George G. Patterson, 
Burlington, announce the arrival of a 
daughter on May 11, 1955. 

Mrs. Patterson is the former Nina 
Wilson, '50. 

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Washburn, 
717 Penn Rd., Raleigh, announce the 
birth of their first daughter, Evelyn 
Marie, on January 18, 1955. 



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Mary Rosalyn Messick, '45, o f 
Greenville and J. Lyman Melvin, Jr. 
of Rocky Mount were married on June 
25 at Jarvis Memorial Methodist 
Church in Greenville. Mr. Melvin is 
working- on a degree in industrial re- 
lations at UNC after four years in the 
Navy. They are residing in Raleigh. 

Rose is the daughter of Dr. John D. 
Messick, '22, President of East Caro- 
lina College, who served for a number 
of years as Dean of Elon College. 

Gilmer Lee Lynch, '52, and George 
Irvin Alridge of Burlington were mar- 
ried June 19 at Burlington Park Ave- 
nue Presbyterian Church. They are re- 
siding in Elon College where the 
groom is a senior. 

Gilmer Lee is a graduate of Watts 
School of Nursing. She and her hus- 
band are employed by Alamance 
County Hospital in Burlington. 

Norma Fagan Roberts, '53, of 
Jamesville and Benjamin E. Fountain, 
Jr. of Rocky Mount were married 
April 9. 

The groom is principal of the ele- 
mentary school in Rocky Mount. They 
spent the summer at Boone where he 
taught in the Appalachian State 
Teachers College summer session. 

Glenda Faye James and Edwin 
James Hayes, '54, both of Graham, 
were married in the First Baptist 
Church of Burlington on August 20, 
1955. 

The bride attended Appalachian 
College for two years and plans t^ 
complete her degree at Elon College. 
The bridegroom is employed by the 
Decorative Fabrics Division of Bur- 
lington Industries, Inc. They are mak- 
ing their home in Graham. 

Betty Layton Thompson, '54, and 
William Graham Harris of Burlington 
were married at Davis Street Metho- 
dist Church on June 25. Their address 
is 1118 Sixth Street, Durham, N. C. 
* * * 

Ann Carol Abercrombie, '54, of Bur- 
lington and Robert Hogue Colley, son 
of Professor and Mrs. J. C. Colley of 
Elon College, were married on August 
6 in Burlington First Baptist Church. 

Ann is doing graduate work at Wo- 
man's College and teaching in the 
Winston-Salem City Schools. The 
bridegroom, a 1951 graduate of the 
University of North Carolina, served 
in the Navy for two years and is now 
connected with Washington Mills in 
Winston-Salem. 

Sarah Winn Murr, '54, of Burlington 
and Johnny Edwin Furr of Martins- 



Weddings Bells 

ville, Va. were married July 16. They 
have bought a new home in Arlington 
Heights, Ridgeway, Va. where the 
groom is employed by an automobile 
finance firm. Sarah Winn is teaching 
at Martinsville High School. 

Kathleen Powell, '54, of Burlington, 
and Joseph Lee Linens of Graham 
were united in marriage June 18 in 
the Burlington Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church. 

Kitty is employed by Community 
Federal Savings and Loan Association 
in Burlington and her husband is as- 
sociated with the Graham Furniture 
Mart. He has attended Clemson Col- 
lege and Presbyterian College and ex- 
pects to enroll at Elon in the fall. 
* # * 

Arlene Stafford, '55, ana Ronald 
Mclntyre, '55, were united in marriage 
on June 26 at the Burlington Glenhope 
Baptist Church. They are residing in 
Burlington. 

Ronnie who is associated with his 
father in business expects to enter the 
armed forces soon. Arlene will teach 
commercial subjects at Aiexander- 
Wilson school this year. 

Jayne Claire Jones, '55, and William 
Graham Ware, Jr. of Burlington were 
married August 21 at the Front Street 
Methodist Church. 

Mr. Ware is completing his studies 
in the school of dentistry at UNC. 

Announcement has been made of 
the engagement of Mary Lee Hiott, 
'55 Com'l, of Burlington to George 
Bradford Busby, son of the Rev. and 
Mrs. H. T. Busby of St. Joseph, Miss- 
ouri. The wedding is planned for Nov- 
ember 13 at the First Baptist Church 
in Burlington. 

Peggy McKee of Rougemont, '55, 
and Harry Elton Brown of Hillsboro 
were married on August 21 at Little 
River Presbyterian Church in Rouge- 
mont. 

* * * 

Elizabeth Anne Holt, '57, and 
Charles Ray Maynard, both of Bur- 
lington were married in the Church of 
the Holy Comforter on May 21. 

The groom is stationed at Fifth Na- 
val District Headquarters in Norfolk, 
Va. They are residing at 1092 Camel- 
lia iShores, Norfolk, Va. 

X * # 

Helen Craven, '55, of Ramseur and 
Joe Morris, '55, of Burlington were 
married July 30 in the Ramseur Bap- 



tist Church. Joe was a member of Sig- 
ma Mu Sigma and Kappa Psi Nu, and 
Helen belonged to Delta Upsilon Kap- 
pa. 

Ella Mae Brooks, Burlington, and 
Wayne Watlington were married May 
29 in Haw River. The groom, em- 
ployed by Western Electric, is a soph- 
omore. 



Executive Committee 

(Continued from page 3) 

formulated as soon as the student 
homecoming committee was an- 
nounced. 

(i. Next Meeting Date. President 
Darden suggested that the next meet- 
ing be held on Friday evening, Janua- 
ry 14, 1956. 

7. Building Campaign. After a 
lengthy discussion of the building pro- 
gram and the Two and One-Half Mil- 
lion Dollar Campaign, it was decided 
that the alumni should be given an 
opportunity to join with the Church. 
Board of Trustees, and friends of Elon 
College in the campaign. Dr. Smith 
reported that a brochure setting forth 
pertinent facts concerning the cam- 
paign would be available shortly giv- 
ing a full report on the campaign, 
covering what has been raised, an ac- 
count of disbursements, and what will 
be needed. It was decided that the 
goal of the Alumni Association should 
be to have each alumnus contribute a 
minimum of $100 to be paid in five 
equal installments over a five-year pe- 
riod or $20 per year for five years. 
The alumni secretary was directed to 
present this goal to the membership 
of the local chapters at their annual 
meetings or committee meetings fol- 
lowing the chapter meetings. The 
president of each local chapter will be 
expected to appoint a committee to 
work out details, with alumni lists to 
be furnished by the Alumni Associa- 
tion. 

The alumni secretary was also in- 
structed to contact those who cannot 
be reached through chapter meetings 
by mail in an effort to have them 
join in the campaign. 

In closing, President Darden ap- 
pointed Dr. W. Glenn Lewis as vice- 
chairman of the executive committee 
to preside in his absence. Mr. Darden 
asked that minutes of the meeting be 
sent to all absent members, including 
presidents of alumni chapters. He al- 
so stated that he would write to the 
appointed class agents in the member- 
ship drive to encourage their partici- 
pation. 

There being no further business, the 
meeting adjourned at 10:15. 



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1907 
Mr. J. R. Kirk is president of the 
Kirk Lumber Co. and owner of Kirk 
Farms near Suffolk, Va. He returned 
home on the Queen Mary September 
7 from a seven-week tour of England, 
Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzer- 
land, Italy, and France. 

The Kirks have two sons, J. S. Kirk 
and Dr. A. A. Kirk. 

V. C. Pritchett of 12 Highland Ave., 
Maplewood, N. J. is married to the 
former Beulah Grant of South Rye- 
gate, Vt. Their children are Clayton 
P., Dorothy Faye, and Robert V. Prit- 
chett. 

Mr. Pritchett, who has retired from 
his duties with Sandard Oil Co. of N. 
J., is looking forward to his 50th re- 
union at Elon College in 1957. 

1911 
John J. Ingle, of 219 Westview Dr., 
Winston-Salem, is an attorney-at-law. 
.Mis. Ingle is the former Margaret 
Brown of Rock Hill, S. C. 

Their children are Mrs. R. O. Wha- 
ley of Richmond, Va.; Molly, a teach- 
er in Charlottesville, Va.; and John 
•1.. Jr., a student. 

1915 
John L. Farmer, is Branch Manager 
of the Imperial Tobacco Company in 
Wilson. He is married to the former 
Mary Berry, and they have one son, 
Dr. John L. Farmer, Jr., who is in- 
terning at the Medical College of Va. 

1916 
Mr. Shirley T. Holland, is vice-pres- 
ident of the Farmers Bank in Wind- 
-"i, Va. .Mis. Holland is the former 
Gladyse Anne Elizabeth Joyner, and 
they have three children. 

1917 
Dr. John G. Truitt was recently e- 
lected president of the North Carolina 
Orphanage Association at the annual 
(■.inference held at Grandfather Home 
at Banner Elk. 

1919 

Maggie S. Taylor of Nebo teaches 
in the Burke County Schools. 

1921 
Watson Lambeth is district mana- 
ger of Doubleday and Co., Inc. Mrs. 
Lambeth is the former Irene Robin- 
son. Their children are Watson, Jr. 
who was lost in Sendee, John, and 
Betty Lou. There are four grandchild- 
ren. 

The Lambeths have just moved to 
Mebane from Brown Summit and are 
building a new home on Circle Drive. 

6— 



1922 



Oscar B. "Country" Gorman of 167 
Walton St., N. W., Atlanta, Ga. is 
Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts 
of America. Mrs. Gorman is tht form- 
er Beatrice Lewallen, and their son, 
Bill, is a Lt. JG in the U. S. Navy. 

1923 

Mrs. A. W. Kelley of Route 2, Box 
12S, Kannapolis is the former Mary 
Holland. She is a substitute teacher in 
the Kannapolis schools, and her hus- 
band is Director of Personnel for Can- 
non Mills Co. 

Their son, James Thomas, is in the 
air force and daughter, Shirley Ann 
is a junior in A. L. Brown High 
School. 

1925 

The Rev. Hubert Lee Isley has re- 
tired after 32 years of service in the 
Western North Carolina Conference 
of the Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Isley is the former Ida Lillian 
Ferguson. Their son is 10-year old 
Melvin Hubert Isley. 

Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, the former 
Sallie Mae Oliver, a teacher in John 
Nichols School of the Oxford Orphan- 
age. Oxford, recently received the Ph. 
D. degree from the L T niversity of 
North Carolina. 

1927 

The Rev. T. Fred Wright is pastor 
of Damascus Congregational Christ- 
ian Church, Box 129, Sunbury, N. C. 
He is married to the former Sarah 
Lee Moore and they have five child- 
ren. 

1929 

Miss Margaret E. Walker of Gra- 
ham, art student during 1928-29 and 
summer of 1942, has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of Education at 
Catawba College. 

Miss Walker, a graduate of East 
Carolina College, holds a diploma in 
Fine Arts from Elon College and the 
Master of Education degree from the 
University of North Carolina. 

She has taught at schools in 
Greensboro, Alex.-Wilson, E. M. Holt 
and Fisher Street, and served several 
years as principal of Midway Elemen- 
tary S'-hool. 

1930 

R. M. Green, Supt. of Stokes County 
Schools, has been teacher, principal, 
and superintendent in Stokes County 
since 1930. Mrs. Green is the former 
Margaret Railey, and their daughter 
is Margaret Ann. The Greens make 
their home in Walnut Cove. 

Alton P. Lewis is teaching in the 



Orrum High School. Mrs. Lewis has 
retired from teaching duties. Their 
son, Tommy, is a sophomore at Elon 

Edward F. Iseley, principal of 
Pleasant Grove School, was recently 
honored by Alamance County school 
officials and faculty members of 
Pleasant Grove district. 

He was presented a watch in recog- 
nition of three significant events: He 
has been a teacher and principal for 
25 years. He has served his entire 
time at one school — Pleasant Grove. 
He has not missed a day from school 
during the entire 25 years except on 
official school business. 

G. A. York is assistant Professor at 
Georgia Tech. He is married to the 
former Evelyn Pollard of Virgilina, 
Va. and their children are Guy P. and 
George W. York. Their address is 745 
House Rd., Atlanta. 

G. A. is still playing tennis. He lost 
in the Georgia state doubles recently 
but won in doubles in the Cracker- 
Land Tournament held in Athens. He 
started playing tennis as a senior at 
Elon and advises that he played more 
in the past year than any three years 
previous. 

1932 

Herman N. Truitt operates a retail 
grocery in Glen Raven. He is married 
to the former Gladys Woodson and 
their children are Patsy Ann. 17; 
Tommy, 15; and Sophie Susan, 5. 

G. 0. "Buck" Mann of 1132 North- 
wood Drive, Greensboro, is teacher and 
athletic coach at Aycock Junior High 
School. 

1933 

Charles D. Johnston, Jr. is a doctor 
of dental surgery with offices at 424 
Carolina Bldg., Elizabeth City. 

Elwood L. Dunn, his wife, Anne, 
and two daughters, Janness, 10 years 
of age and Maryellen, <i, 1 i v e in 
a new home on Westridge Road in 
Greensboro. He is employed by the 
Blue Gem Company. 

Frederick H. Miller of 28 Glen Park 
Road, Glen Ridge, N. J., has been ap- 
pointed Assistant Counsel for the 
Prudential Insurance Co. of America, 
Newark, N. J. 

George R. Chandler has owned and 
operated a coal mine in Madisonville, 
Ky. for the past 12 years. He is mar- 
ried tn the former Ellen McCormick 
of Waynesboro, Miss., and their child- 
ren are Mary Lou, Sidney Carol, and 
George, Jr. 

Fred W. Fite i s married to the 



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former Bryte Goodman, a graduate of 
Catawba College, and they are resid- 
ing -at 209 Oak Avenue in Lexington 
where Fred operates a retail grocery. 
Their children are Janet, 7, and Carol, 



1936 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmes, '36 
and '38, are making their home in 
Venice, Pla. with their children, Leigh, 
16, Carolyn, 6, and twins Richard and 
Edward, 2. Mrs. Holmes is the 
former Edythe Ernst of Cincinnati. 

Charlie is employed by the Sarasota 
Public Health Dept. 

Alston R. Rives is married to the 
former Glendora M. Crossland, and 
they are making their home in Ray, 
Arizona. He is Shovel Oiler for the 
Kennecott Copper Corporation. 

1937 

Charles T. Evans, Jr. is Airline 
Captain for Resort Airlines in Cali- 
fornia. He is married to the former 
Adeline Duke and their children are 
Jacquelin 12, Johnny 10, Roger 3, and 
Ronald 2. He is residing with his fam- 
ily at 9400 Granada Ave., Oakland 5, 
California. 

Mrs. Edward G. Wiley, the former 
Marcella Ackenhausen, and her family 
are residing at 4842 East Willock Rd., 
Pittsburgh 27, Pa. Her children are 
Susan, 5, and Carol, 2. 

1938 

James C. Brooks is associated with 
the Peoples Bank in Roxboro. Mrs. 
Brooks is the former Louise Baynes, 
'36C, of Burlington. Their children are 
Brenda, Jimmie and Bobbie. 

John Z. McBrayer is office manag- 
er for the J. P. Stevens & Co., Cleve- 
land Plant, Shelby. He is married to 
the former Mildred Williams, and 
with their children, Carol, 8, and Dean, 
5, they reside in Mooresboro. 

1939 

Richard S. Cromlish of 12 West 
Woodrow Avenue, Belmont, is self- 
employed. His company is the School 
Specialties Company. 

Mrs. Cromlish is the former Marga- 
ret Suggs, and their children are 
Dickie, John, Susan, and Carol. 

Al Mastro is a self-employed con- 
tractor in Bristol, Conn. His firm is 
working for the city, state, and Corps 
of Engineers in connection with flood 
damages. During February, Al visit- 
.ed the Wally Fonville family, '39, in 
Burlington and Ben Hurst, '39, in 
New Bern. 



W. Sidney Taylor, who owns and 
operates Taylor Motors in Aberdeen, 
is married to the former Martha 
Stokes, '41. Their children are Patsy, 
12, Sid, Jr., 10, and Baxter, 6. 

1941 

Charles W. Parker, Jr., 1707 Co- 
lumbia Rd., N. W., Washington 9, D. 
C, is auditor for Capital Airlines, Inc. 

1942 

Emma Rascoe, of 726 S. Scales St., 
Reidsville, owns and operates a flor- 
ist shop in Reidsville. 

1943 

Harry Leslie Baldwin of Liberty, is 
in the furniture manufacturing busi- 
ness. Mrs. Baldwin is the former Anna 
Gregson, and their children are Car- 
men, Anna, and Harry. 

A daughter, Carol Ruth, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Van B. Boggus of 9- 
30 Kearney St., Denver, Colo, on July 
22, 1955. 

Mrs. Boggus is the former Agnes 
Walker. 

1946 

The Rev. Thomas M. Horner, son of 
M. K., '18, and Mrs. Horner of New 
Bern, received the degree of Doctor 
of Philosophy at the June Commence- 
ment exercises at Columbia Universi- 
ty. He was ordained to the diaconate in 
the Episcopal Church by the Right 
Reverend Horace W. B. Donnegan at 
the New York Cathedral of Saint John 
the Divine on Sunday, June 5. 

A graduate of the Duke Divinity 
School, he has served as pastor of the 
Pink Hill Methodist Church, and Chap- 
lain and Instructor of Religion at the 
Horace Mann School in New York. 
He began his new duties as assistant 
at Saint George's Church, Schenecta- 
dy, N. Y; on July 1. 

Mrs. Elwood Hudson of 1848 Pen- 
rose Drive, Reidsville, is the former 
Lena Holt. The Hudsons are co-owners 
of Hudson-Lester Hardware and 
Building Supply at Reidsville. 

Ida Marie Parker of Eure, is 4th 
grade teacher in the Bailey School of 
Nash County. Her present address is 
Bailey. 

On October 1, the Rev. John H. Sun- 
burn became pastor of the Parkview 
Congregational Church of White Bear 
Lake, Minnesota. His call is to organ- 
ize and build a new Church, and his 
work will be sponsored by the board 
of Home Missions of the Congrega- 
tional Church, the Minn. Congrega- 
tional Christian Conference and the 



St. Paul Congregational Union. 

At present he is moderator of the 
Brookfielcl Association of Congrega- 
tional Christian Churches, Chairman 
of the Evangelism Committee, and a 
member of the State Conference Cent- 
er Board. He is also regimental chap- 
lain of the 376 Infantry Regiment of 
the 94th Div.Army Reserve, and holds 
the rank of Captain in the U.S.A. R. 

1947 

Lewis A. Nance, buyer for Sears, 
Roebuck and Co., is married to the 
former Helen Hudgins. They are re- 
siding with sons Bryon, 3, and Keith, 
4 months, at 2203 Wanda Drive, in 
Greensboro 

1948 
Al Burlingame began studies for the 
Episcopal ministry at Berkeley Divini- 
ty School, New Haven, Connecticut 
this fall. 

Ruth Dunn has joined the staff of 
the Southern Convention office in E- 
lon College as office secretary and lit- 
erature consultant. Before assuming 
this position, jshe was director of Re- 
ligious Education at the Rosemont 
Christian Church in South Norfolk, 
Va. 

Jo Earp, who was extension nutri- 
tionist for the iState of North Caroli- 
na, has entered the University of 
Tennessee to complete requirements 
for the Master's degree in Foods and 
Nutrition. 

Mary Jane Lewis, of Graham, and 
Harold Lex Gibson, '49, were married 
in 1949 and have two children. They 
are residing at 135 Hurst Ave., N. E., 
Roanoke, Va. 

1949 

Elizabeth Hardy Chandler was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace L. Chandler 
of 6302 West Franklin St., Richmond, 
Va. on December 3, 1954. Wallace is 
an attorney for the Universal Leaf 
Tobacco Co. 

Dr. Donald R. Kernodle, of Burling- 
ton, was among 86 military surgeons 
recently graduated from the basic ae- 
romedical course at the Air Force 
School of Aviation Medicine at San 
Antonio, Texas. 

Lt. Kernodle, a graduate of Duke 
University Medical School, recently 
was commissioned in the Air Force 
and assigned to duty in Europe. 

Clyde Maxwell Ward, 2100 South 
Ashland Drive, Burlington, is a pho- 
tographer for Delmar Studios of 
Charlotte. 

Mrs. Ward is the former Cynthia 
Fertig of Birmingham, Ala. Their 



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children are Pat and Mike. 

1949 

Jim Widenhouse is married to the 
former Margaret Sechler and they are 
making their home at 1311 Central 
Drive, Kannapolis. He is employed by 
E. B. Stone Finance Co. 

1950 

Cristel Burns (Chris), a 1950 com- 
mercial student, was graduated from 
Meredith College, Raleigh, N. C, on 
May 30, 195.3. She is working as As- 
sistant Dietitian at Rex Hospital in 
Raleigh, and her address is 519 Gard- 
ner St., Raleigh. 

Howard J. Terry, of Burlington, is 
a mining engineer in the mountains of 
Peru. He is in charge of the Geology 
Dept. of the Mahr Tunnel mining 
camp of Cerro de Pasco Mining Corp- 
oration, a large copper and zinc min- 
ing firm. He was graduated from 
State College in 1952 with a major in 
geological engineering. 

Howard and Mrs. Terry, a native of 
Lima, Peru, were married December 
19, 1953. They visited his parents in 
Burlington during the summer. His 
wife, Queta, formerly was secretary 
to the headmaster o f the Sw i s s 
School at Lima. Her reaction to A- 
merica during her first visit was: "the 
countryside is beautiful, the people 
are friendly, the stores are wonderful 
and the storms are frightening." 

Joseph J. Tomanchek is teaching 
and coaching at Charlotte Central 
High School. His wife is the former 
Margarette Olivier, and their children 
are Linda Anne, 6, Jimmy, 5, and Su- 
san, 1. 

The Tomancheks are making their 
home at 033 Mayview Drive, Char- 
lotte, 

1951 

James N. Hall, 512 Ireland St., Bur- 
lington, is employed as a hardware 
salesman. He is married to the former 
Elizabeth Baxter, and their children 
are Ann and J. N. Hall, Jr. 

Thomas B. De Loache, of 811 West 
Davis Street, Burlington, is president 
and general manager of De Loache 
Hosiery Corp. 

His company has been incorporated, 
and officials are interested in placing 
Elon men in their respective h o m e 
-'at. - : ,s travelling representatives to 
call on retailers. All states except 
North Carolina and adjoining states 
are available. 

If you are interested, why not drop 
Thomas a line? 



Gwendolyn M. Newton is Mrs. An- 
gelo A. Gallo of 49 Green Hill Road, 
Springfield, Pa. 

Her husband, 1st Lt. Gallo, is affil- 
iated with the 446th Military Govern- 
ment Co., Army Reserves, with Head- 
quarters at Eddystone, Pa., as assist- 
ant Adjutant, 

Lance Marshall Gallo, their son, 
was born December 13, 1951. 

Fred Sahlmann has been awarded a 
Fulbright scholarship for European 
study and will go to Vienna this fall 
for a year of advanced work in piano. 
The scholarship, valued at $3,000, will 
pay travel, tuition, and living expens- 
es for the year of study. 

Fred received the Master's degree 
in Music Education from Columbia U- 
niversity in 1953 and since that time 
has been serving as chaplain's assist- 
ant at Fort Jackson, S. C. 

1952 

Roger Gibbs, who resigned as field 
secretary, is teaching in the Southern 
Pines High School. He is minister of 
music at his local Christian Church 
and is giving private voice lessons. 

The Gibbs are residing at 115 East 
Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines. 

Warren Matthews has been award- 
ed the Thompson Fellowship at Hart- 
ford Theological Seminary, Hartford, 
Conn., an award which entitles him 
to two years of Ph. D. study either in 
the U. S. or abroad. 

Warren, who is completing his min- 
isterial training at Hartford this year, 
pnnounced that he probably will spend 
one year at Harvard and the other at 
Cambridge University in England. 
The award is given each year to the 
Hartford student who posts the high- 
est grades for the three-year theo- 
logical course. 

Mrs. Matthews is the former Vir- 
ginia Jernigan, '54. 

Nancy Vaughan, homecoming queen 
in L952, is head designer for Page Boy 
Fashions in Dallas, Texas. After com- 
pleting one year's work at Elon Nancy 
transferred to Southern Methodist U- 
niversity in Dallas, from which insti- 
tution she was graduated. 

Prank L. Ward is married to the 
ormer Nancy Hamilton and they are 
mal in.: their home at 101 North Sun- 
sel Drive, Asheboro with their son, 
Chuck. Fiank is Supt. of Plants for 
City of Asheboro. 

Roger Wilson, of Providence, R. I., 
is representative for the International 
Correspondence Schools. He has had a 



series of eye operations, and hopes to 
enter the Service for a career when he 
fully recovers. 

1953 
Robert Rogers, an August visitor, 
was recently discharged from Army 
service. He is planning to enter medi- 
cal school. 

Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh D. Ellis, Jr., 
'52 and '53, are living in Fayetteville. 
Raleigh, who was recently discharged 
from the service, is employed by Bur- 
lington Industries. Mrs. Ellis is the 
former Carolyn Abell of Reidsville. 

(LASS Of 1954 

Mrs. Allie H. Abercrombie is teach- 
ing in the Burlington City Schools. 
Her son, Edwin, is a freshman at Elon 
College. 

Richard Edward Bailey of Route 6', 
Burlington was recently ordained into 
the Baptist ministry. 

Ronald E. Black is serving his tour 
of army duty in Germany. 

Laverne Brady is working on the 
Master's degree in the Philosophy of 
Religion, at Columbia University. She 
is living at Apt. 51, 503 West 121st 
St., New York 27, N. Y. 

York Brannock is a graduate stu- 
dent in languages at Duke University, 
Durham. 

Ernestine Bridges of Lawndale is 
teaching 1 at Tyron High School, Bess- 
emer City. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nat Burwell (Sylvia 
McAdams, '52C) and daughter, Cyn- 
thia are living at 1210 Franklin St., 
Burlington. Nat gave up his teaching, 
coaching post in Fayetteville and has 
been made supervisor for Gibsonville 
Mills. Sylvia is secretary in the Clerk 
of Court office in Graham. 

Maria Caussade is teaching social 
studies in her local high school. Her 
address is Morse St., Box 346, Arroyo, 
Puerto Rico. 

Alice Cole of Burlington is asst. 
teen-age program director of the YW- 
CA in Ridgewood, N. J. She is living 
at 112 Oak St. 

Mrs. Robert H. Colley (Ann Aber- 
crombie) is teaching in the Winston- 
Salem Schools. 

John L. Cummings, Elon's first 
evening school graduate, is foreman 
for Burlington Industries. He and his 
family are making their home on Sun- 
set Drive in Elon College. 

Dwight Dillon of Martinsville, Va. 
is a representative of Metropolitan 
Life Ins. Co. 



Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



Mary Lee Farlow is teaching in La 
Belle High School, LaBelle, Fla. 

Hoyt Fowler is employed by GMAC 
and is making his home on Lee Drive 
in Burlington. 

Mrs. Sara Winn Murr Furr is teach- 
ing English in Martinsville High 
School, Martinsville, . Va. 

Ned Gauldin, former basketball 
star, is employed by National Bank 
of Alamance in Graham. 

Mrs. William G. Harris (Betty 
Thompson) is employed in the Dur- 
ham City Schools. 

David L. Henry is teaching in the 
Alamance High School, Greensboro. 

Mrs. William S. Hoffman (Sarah Mi- 
les) is teaching at Alexander Wilson 
High School. She and her husband are 
living at 816 Washington St., Burling- 
ton. 

Judy Ingram is a graduate student 
in the Manhattan School of Music, 
New York City. 

Lynwood Ivey of Aberdeen is em- 
ployed by GMAC in Charlotte. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack James are living 
at 2018 Rock Avenue, Fayetteville. 
Jack is asst. advertising manager for 
the Fayetteville Observer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson are 
making their home in Reidsville. Mary 
Jo is teaching in the Reidsville City 
schools. 

Philip Mann of Cypress Chapel, Va. 
is beginning his study at the Medical 
College of Va. in Charlottesville. 

Annie Vince May is teaching physi- 
cal education in Clewiston Public 
Schools, Clewiston, Fla. 

Calvin Michaels is employed by Bur- 
lington Industries and has moved his 
family to Hot Springs. 

Walter O'Berry is a second-year 
student in the School of Dentistry of 
the University of North Carolina. 

A. H. Patterson, Jr. of Burlington 
has the following service address: Pfc. 
A. H. Patterson, US 53236810, Hq 
Btry 1st FOB, APO 358, San Francis- 
co, California. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Peters 
(Sue Holton, '53C) are living on Stan- 
field Drive, Kornbow, Fayetteville 
while "Sheepie" is in the service. 

Roger Phelps' address is: Pvt. Rog- 
er W. Phelps, US 54162613, Hq & Hq 
Co 60th Inf Regt, 9th Inf Div APO 
176, New York, N. Y. 

Charles W. Phillips is a second-year 
student in the school of Medicine at 



the University of N.C. He is a More- 
head Scholarship winner and lives 
with his family at 223 McCauley St., 
Chapel Hill. 

C. K. Siler is teaching and coach- 
ing in Sumner High School, Greens- 
boro. 

The Rev. Lewis Bill Simmons of 
Bennett is pastor of the Pleasant 
Grove Church. 

Bowman Small and his family are 
living on Cobb St. in Gibsonville. Bow- 
man is teaching and coaching at Gib- 
sonville High School, and Sue, former 
College nurse, is employed by Ala- 
mance County Hospital in Burlington. 

William B. iSnow is living at 610 
Westmont Drive, Fayetteville. and is 
doing promotional work for Coca Cola 
out of Atlanta. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Ben Stephenson (E- 
lizabeth Ward), '52 and '54, have mov- 
ed to Fayetteville and are living at 
1102 Arsenal Ave. Ben is employed by 
the State Health Dept. and Elizabeth 
is teaching in the Fayetteville schools. 

James M. Terrell, Jr. is a salesman 
for Fogleman-Jefferies, and is living 
at 514 Maple Ave., Burlington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Walker's ad- 
dress is: US 53 236 814, Western Area 
Sig Svc Co., 7778 Av APO 227, C |0 
PM, N. Y. Ann flew to Germany dur- 
ing the summer to join Cooper, and 
expects to remain with him through- 
out his tour of army duty. 

CLASS Of 1955 
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Armfield, 
III, (Bill) are residing at 9 Aiken Rd., 
Spray. Bill, who is worKing on the 
Master's degree at UNC, is teaching 
general science and physical education 
in the 9th grade at Draper Junior 
High School. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Reuben Askew 
are making their home in the Vets 
Apts., Elon College. Reuben is pastor 
of Berea Christian Church while Joyce 
is continuing her studies at Elon. 

Mrs. Harry Elton Brown (Peggy 
McKee) and her husband are residing 
in Winston-Salem where her husband 
is teaching in the City schools. 

William Levi Burke, III, of Bur- 
lington, has entered OCS of the Navy 
in Newport, R. I. 

Otis David Carey of Route 5, Bur- 
lington, is affiliated with Burlington 
Industries. 

Judy Chadwick of West Boxford, 
Mass. is residing at 405 West Davis 
St., Burlington. She is teaching music 
in Sylvan High School and studying 



organ with former Prof. Lawrence 
Hedgpeth. 

Billy Denson Chilton of 409 West 
Salisbury St., Asheboro, has entered 
the service. 

Mary .Sue Colclough is teaching the 
4th grade in the Elon College Public 
Schools. 

John S. Collie, Jr., is residing at 
Route 1, Pelham. He is associated with 
the American Tobacco Co., Reidsville. 

Luther R. Conger, Jr., who had a 
successful season with a farm club of 
the Baltimore Orioles in Canada, has 
returned to his home at Koute 7, 
Statesville. He is leaving soon to play 
baseball in South America. 

Richard Cooke is a graduate student 
in Harvard Divinity School. 

Joan Lee Darling is teaching the 
third grade at Fairground School in 
Burlington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Disher are 

making their home at 1847 Mimosa 
Dr., Greensboro. J. C is affiliated with 
Proctor and Gamble. 

Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Dofflemyer 
(Jane Luce, '47) are making their 
home in Madison, Va. Larry is coach- 
ing and teaching in Madison High 
School and Jane is instructing physi- 
cal education for girls. 

Ervin O. Durham, Jr. is employed 
by Belknap Hardware Corp. and lives 
at 1823 Deerwood Ave., Louisville 5, 
Kentucky. 

Douglas Edwards is coaching and 
teaching physical education at Straus- 
burg High School, Strausburg, Va. 

Mrs. Mary King Ellis is teaching 
the 5th grade in Ramseur. 

Wade Garrett is employed by the 

YMCA in Canton where he pitches 

Softball for the Champion YMCA 
team. 

Mark Garrison who expects to ent- 
er service is employed at Garrison's 
Soda Shop in Elon College. 

The Rev. Carl Gibbs is pastor of the 
Baptist Church in Efland. 

William C. Gregg is teaching math 
at Bethany High School near Reids- 
ville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Hall (Martha 
Jane Lowe '54C) have returned to 
their home in King. Sherrill had a suc- 
cessful season with a farm club of the 
Baltimore Orioles in Canada. 

Mi", and Mrs. James L. Hamrick 
(Janet Johnson '54C) are making 
their home at 706 C«.dar St., South 



Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



Boston, Va. Hank is basketball coach, 
teacher in Halifax County High 
School. 

James H. Hardy is teaching history 
and physics in the Reidsville High 
School. 

Jerry David Hardy, Jr., 22 Wade 
Ave., Baltimore 28, Md., is attending 
the University of Maryland as a day 
student and is working on the Mast- 
er's degree in Biology. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Holt are living in 
Grover. Theresa, '53, is teaching home 
economics and Tun is teaching and 
coaching basketball and baseball at 
Giover High School. 

Mrs. June Joy House is teaching the 
2nd grade in Newport News, Va., and 
working on the Master's degree at 
William and Mary. 

Bayard Hovdesven is employed as 
a draftsman by Western Electric in 
Burlington. 

Clate F. Huffman is teaching social 
studies in the Davis Townsend High 
School of Lexington. 

Stacy Johnson and his family are 
residing in Elon College while M r s. 
Johnson continues her studies at Elon. 
Stacy is employed as salesman by 
Wrenn-Wilson, Inc., in Burlington. 

Dorothy Thompson is teaching the 
8th grade at Broad St. Jr. High School 
in Burlington. 

Harry E. Jones (Ned) is teaching 
biology in Surry High School, Surry, 
Virginia. 

Johnny Johnes is teaching the Nth 

grade anil coaching at Acme-Delco 
School in Delco. 

Sylvia Jones of Burlington is teach- 
ing the 2nd grade in Titusville Ele- 
mentary School and resides at 1019 N. 
.Main St., Titusville, Fla. 

Ruth Kent is teaching the 5th grade 
• it Fisher St. School in Burlington. 

Lu Knott of Creedmoor is teaching 
but the alumni office has no report 
on her school. 

Mrs. Sara Y. Lamm is teaching the 
2nd grade in Gibsonville. 

Jerry Lowder is a graduate student 
in music at Columbia University. 

Jimmy Luke is in the armed i 
He was a recent campus visitor. 

David Maddux is teaching physics 
and science in Ensley High School, 
Birmington, Ala. 

Diane Maddox is an engineering 
assistant for General Electric. She 



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will become Mrs. William R. Stuebing 
on October 8 and will reside in her 
new home at 1687 Ashbrook Drive, 
Cincinnati 38, Ohio. The Steubings 
will have a Cuban honeymoon. 

Iris Matkins is teaching in the com- 
mercial department of E. M. Holt 
High School near Burlington. 

Edith McCauley is in the laboratory 
department at Watts Hospital, Dur- 
ham. 

Eugene McDaniel is a naval air ca- 
det and his address is Bldg. 14().°>. 
Room 108, NAAS, Whiting Field, Mil- 
ton, Fla. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mclntyre are 
living in Burlington, and Ronnie is as- 
sociated in business with his father 
while awaiting service orders. Arlene 
is teaching commercial subjects in the 
Alexander Wilson School. 

Louise McLeod is making her home 
at 432 Rosemont Ave., Wilmington. 
She is teaching health and physical 
education at the Chestnut Junior High 
School. 

William C. Mercer is awaiting ord- 
ers to report to OCS School of the Na- 
vy in Newport, R. I. 

Jack Mitchell is an agent for Metro- 
politan Life Ins. Co. and is residing 
with his family at 926 Washington St., 
Burlington. 

Sue Moore is teaching the 4th 
grade at Lawsonville Ave. School in 
Reidsville. She is living at 106 S. 
Main Street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morris (Helen 
Craven) are living at 211B Lorena 
Ave., Elinor Village, Penacola, Fla. 
where Joe is in USMC Flight Train- 
ing at the Naval Air Station. 

Retha Morris is teaching the 8th 
grade at Bethany High School near 
Reidsville. 

Mrs. Daniel Lanier Motley, Jr. (Do- 
rothy B. Motley) and her husband, '52, 
are teaching in McLeansville High 
School. 

Mrs. Richard Newman (Grade Boz- 
arth i of Yankton, S. D. has joined her 
husband who is serving overseas in 
the armed forces. 

Mi-, and Mrs. David L. Nuckles 
i Sylvia Baton) are making their home 
at 16B Bolin Heights, Chapel Hill. 
David. '53, is working lor a degree in 
business administration at the Univer- 
sity. 

Don Packard is a member of the ar- 
my, and his latest address is US 53 



255 631, Bty C, 505th Abn. F.A. Bn, 
101st Abn. Div. Arty., Fort Jackson, 
S. C. 

Henry K. Perry is assistant director 
of the Burlington Recreation Depart- 
ment. 

The Philip Phelons are making 
their home at 36 Butterfield Terrace, 
Amherst, Mass. while Phi! pursues 
graduate study at Amherst College. 

Robert Phelps is a graduate student 
at the University of Chicago. 

Shirley Ruth Phillips is teaching 
commercial subjects at Bartlett-Yan- 
cey High School in Yanceyville. 

The John Platts (Charlotte Parr, 
'54) are making their home in White- 
ville where John i s teaching and 
coaching in the White ville High 
School. 

Ralph Rakes is teaching and coach- 
ing at Bassett, Va. High School. 

Ann Rawles of Suffolk, Va. is teach- 
ing in the commercial department of 
Deland High School, Deland, Fla. 

Abraham Ray of Mebane is a grad- 
uate student at the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

Carlton Frederick Rice is 7th grade 
teacher at the Harry Hunt Jr. High 
School in Portsmouth, Va. 

Lewis Robertson is teaching and 
coaching at Alexander Wilson High 
School near Burlington. 

Hazel Sherman is 3rd grade teach- 
er in Bessemer Grade Schools, Greens- 
boro. Her address is 506 Holt Ave., 
Greensboro. 

Margaret Shoffner of Julian is 
teaching music in the Clayton Public 
Schools. She i s directing two glee 
clubs and making her home in Clay- 
ton. 

Frank Splawn is teaching math 
and history in Elise High School, Rob- 
bins. 

John Stone is employed by Western 
Electric in Burlington. 

William Sutton is a graduate assist- 
ant at Clemson College. 

Tom Targett of Braintree, Mass. is 
a graduate student at Harvard Divin- 
ity School. 

Patsy Tate is 2nd grade teacher in 
Bessemer Grade Schools, Greensboro. 
She and Hazel Sherman are sharing 
an apartment at 506 Holt Ave. 

Bedford Taylor of Kernersville is 
studying at Bowman-Gray School of 
Medicine, Winston-Salem. 



Elon Alumni News 

1955 - - Fighting Christian Squad 



1955 




The Elon College traveling squad at the opening of the 1955 season is pictured above. The players, left to right, 
are as follows: FRONT ROW — Jack Simpson, Eddie Bridges, Joe DelGais, Paul Watts, Nick Theos, Homer Hob- 
good, Charlie Michaux, Tony DeMatteo, Bob Hendricks and Jerry Robinson. SECOND ROW — Bob Dunlap, Furman 
Moseley, Lynn Newcomb, Harry Faust, Whitney Bradham, Kerry Richards, Pat Cafasso, Ed Davidson, Bobby 
Joe Moser, Jim Hawkins, and Bill Snyder (no longer with squad). BACK ROW — Richard Bradham, Glenn Varney, 
Ronald Kinsley, Tom Shepperson, Bob Stauffenberg, Tony Carcaterra, J. B. Vaughn, Tracy Griffin, Wayne Martin, 
Jack Henderson, Ladson Cubbage and Chuck Maynard. 



Christian Grid Squad Shows Promise Despite Early Losses 



The Fighting Christians grid squad 
shows promise for the 1955 season, 
despite the fact that it has gone down 
to defeat in two early season games. 
In each of those games the E- 
lon gridders were stepping out of their 
own conference and into a higher 
class of competition, but Coach Sid 
Varney believes the boys will profit 
by the experience gained and do better 
in the later contests within the North 
State Conference. 

The Maroon and Gold gridders tooK 
to the air-lanes for the first time in 
Elon history when they travelled by 
plane into the Deep South to battle 
the power-laden Mississippi Southern 
outfit in the opener on September 17. 
A number of Elon supporters accom- 
panied the squad on the plane trip, 
and all reported it to be a wonderful 
experience. 

The Mississippi Southern squad, 
which boasted wins over mighty Ala- 
bama in each of the previous two sea- 
sons, had entirely too much weight 
a.nd speed for the Christians and won 
by a 39 to score. However, the Elon 
squad fought valiantly and displayed 
fine spirit in the face of heavy odds. 
The Christians also gave evidence of 
excellent training. 

Especially pleasing to the Elon 
coaches and fans was the showing 
made by J. B. Vaughn, a freshman 
tackle, and Tony DeMatteo, a sopho- 



more guard, each of whom was play- 
ing his first game in an Elon uniform. 
It was a g-reat blow to the team, how- 
ever, when Bob Stauffenberg, All- 
Conference fullback, suffered a broken 
arm early in the game. The injury 
will keep the big sophomore sidelined 
for at least six weeks. 

It was a much smoother Elon out- 
fit which battled The Citadel in the 
second game of the year on September 
24, and the Christians showed clearly 
the benefit of the experience gained 
in the Mississippi Southern tilt. De- 
spite several tough breaks that cost 
two Citadel scores in the opening half, 
the Maroon and Gold eleven came 
back strong in the final periods and 
gave the Southern Conference outfit 
a stiff battle before going down to a 
26-18 defeat. 

The entire Elon team functioned 
smoothly in this game in spite of the 
fact that the backfield had been re- 
vamped and remodelled in the week 
following the opening contest. Richard 
Bradham, a sophomore quarterback, 
started his first game at the slot po- 
sition and exhibited such finesse as to 
be named "Outstanding Player of the 
Game" by Charleston sports scribes. 
Tom Shepperson, who replaced Stauf- 
fenberg at fullback, also played a fine 
game. 

Entering upon their North State 



Conference season after these early 
games, the Chrisians were a far more 
experienced ball club than the one 
which claimed runner-up honors in 
the Conference race last year, but 
other teams in the loop also appeared 
stronger than they were last fall. For 
that reason, Elon may find it difficult 
to improve on last year's record, which 
showed five wins, three losses and one 
tie. 

In fact, the Christian squad that 
was to launch its North State bid by 
meeting Appalachian on October 1, is 
still a comparatively young outfit. 
Only five seniors are listed on the 
1955 roster, and no more than two of 
them started the early battles. On the 
eve of the Appalachian battle, it ap- 
peared that Captain Homer Hobgood 
would be the only senior to start in 
that contest. 

Others expected to start against 
the Mountaineers included seven jun- 
iors and three sophomores, and the 
second eleven listed two seniors, one 
junior, five sophomores and three 
freshmen. One needs only a. quick 
glance at that summation to note that 
Coach Varney can well expect to have 
nineteen of his first twenty-two men 
back in harness next season. For that 
reason Elon alumni may well feel that 
Maroon and Gold football is still in 
the building stage and that better- 
things may well be ahead. 



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Elon Alumni News 



Final Report Of Alumni Dues For 1954-55 

Alumni Dues For 1955 and 1956 Will Appear In Next Issue 



1896 
John P. Lee ? 5.00 

1897 
Judge W. H. Young 5.00 

1899 
Mrs. Jennie Holland Trotman 10.00 

1903 
Mrs. J. E. Rawls, Sr 10.00 

1 904 

Rev. J O. Cox - 6.00 

John B. Stratford 5.00 

1905 

Mrs. Mary Pritchard Judd 10.00 

Mrs. G. A. Kernodle 5 00 

1906 

Mrs. Stella Clements Green 5.00 

1907 

Miss Bertha Iseley 5.00 

Mrs. Alma Newman Young 5.00 

1908 

Miss Anne Watson 5.00 

1910 

Charles F. Best „ 5.00 

Miss Nannie Emma Farmer 3.00 

Dr. Asa Liggett Lincoln 10.00 

1911 

Mrs. Bessie MePherson Harris ... 5.00 
Miss Edith I. Walker 5.00 

1913 

.Miss Nellie Sue Fleming 5.00 

1915 

Rev. E. T. Cotton 10.00 

Mrs. Oma Utley Johnson 5.00 

1916 

Miss Myrtle Moser 5.00 

1917 

II. E. Whitesell 5.00 

Mrs. Grace McCullers Yancey ... 5.00 

1918 

Jo i ph E. Masse) 5.00 

1919 

Rev. J. I). Hardy 5.00 

1920 
Dewey II. Dofflemyer - 5.00 



1921 

B. B. Johnson 10.00 

1922 

Miss Nannie D Reitzel 5.00 

1923 
I. H. Luke 5.00 

1924 

Mrs. Nannie Aldridge Fonville ... 5.00 

Dr. W. T. Scott 2.50 

Mrs. Delia Cotton Scott 2.50 

1925 

D. York Brannock 5.00 

Miss Thelma Cates 5.00 

Mrs. Frances McElroy Helms 5.00 

W. B. Terrell 15.00 

1926 

H. L. Foster 5.00 

J. L. Lynch 5.00 

G. C. White 5.00 

1927 

Dr. Darden W. Jones 10.00 

1928 

Clyde Hahn 5.00 

H. L. Neal 5.00 

1929 

Miss Christine Hornaday 10.00 

1932 

Rev. J. S. Jones 5.00 

Dr. W. Glenn Lewis 10.00 

William G. Smith 5.00 

1933 

El wood Dunn 5.00 

1934 

Staley P. Gordon 5.00 

Mrs. Virginia Jay Pitzer 5.00 

1935 

Mrs. Minnie D. Hensley 5.00 

Miss Delia Sorrell - 5.00 

Wilbur H. Tuck 5.00 

1936 

Mrs. Rebecca Smith Wild 5.00 

Rev. W. Millard Stevens 5.00 

1937 

L. E. Smith, Jr 5.00 

1938 
Vernon Braxton 5.00 



1939 

G. C. Stephens, Jr 



Walter Lee Cooper 
Griffin J. Holland .. 
James F. Rogers 



1941 

Moses Crutchfield 



1912 

Mrs. Pauline Apple Hayes 

Dr. W. H. Huffstetler 

Harry A. Stolte 



1944 

William E. Butler, Jr 

Mrs. Charlotte Husted Wyatt 

1945 

Mrs. Lon Braxton 

Dr. H. J. Liverman » 

Rev. Walstein W. Snyder 



1946 
Mrs. Helen Ayscue Whitley 

1947 
Rev. Fred P. Register 

1949 

W. D. Little 

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Register 



1950 

Warren S. Beale 

William H. Perkinson 

Wayne Phillips 

Ann Truitt Twiddy 

C. Baxter Twiddy 

1951 

Samuel K. Barber 

Dallas D. Berry 

James Fred Bowman 

Miss Melva Foster 

1952 

Arthur 1). Addison 

Mrs. June Matkins Cooper 

Sam A. Cooper 

George W. Etheridge 

A. Roger Gibbs 



10.00 
5.00 
5.00 



5.00 

10.00 

5.00 



5.00 
5.00 



5.00 
5.00 
5.00 



5.00 



5.00 
5.00 



10.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 



5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 



10.00 
5.0G 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 



1953 
Rev. John G. Truitt, Jr. 



1954 
Mrs. Sarah Miles Hoffman 5.00 

GRAND TOTAL for '54-55 $4,167.41 



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Message From Alumni Association President 

After serving over five years as executive secretary of our Alumni 
Association, I know that the one great desire of Mrs. Boyd is to receive 
enough money from us to see that our alumni office is self-supporting. I 
know that this was my desire and it was a great disappointment to me 
that this goal was never attained. With the wholehearted cooperation and 
support of you, my fellow alumni, this can be accomplished. Mrs. Boyd 
tells me that the initial response to her first appeal for alumni dues has 
been very generous and gratifying. Don't wait for her to contact you again 
with a request for your support, but send your dues now. This will save 
postage and office labor. 

On September 27th, it was my pleasure to represent you on the 
Founders' Day program. The cornerstones were laid to the three new 
buildings now being constructed. When completed, the physical appear- 
ance of our compus will compare favorably with the campus of any small 
liberal arts college in the country. I'm proud of what is being done at Elon, 
and I'm sure those of you who haven't been there to see for yourselves 
would also be very proud of this new construction. However, it is only 
with the complete support of the alumni, working together with the mem- 
bers of the Congregational Christian Churches and friends of the college, 
that the cost of constructing these new buildings will be paid. Therefore, 
when you are called upon to invest in the future of Elon College by giv- 
ing towards the payment of these new buildings, do so ! It will not be a 
gift, but an investment in the born and unborn youth of our country __ an 
investment in the conviction that only with our church-related colleges, 
working together with the state supported institutions, can we preserve 
those basis freedoms which is our greatest heritage. 

JAMES F. DARDEN 
President 



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ELON COLLEGE , NORTH CAROLINA 



From The President's Desk 



The present expansion plan for Elon College is a challenge to every 
alumnus. Those of us who are interested do not like to see inadequate and 
non-progressive plans for our institution, but we are delighted when plans 
point to the future with sufficient dimensions to provide for enlarged 
facilities and ever-increasing efficiency in the field of Christian higher 
education. 

We look with pride on our College as we knew it in our undergraduate 
days, and the services that it has rendered to an increasing number of 
College enrollees through the years. While we are proud of our College 

and its contribution to society and learn- 
ing, we are disturbed because it has not 
had the physical equipment that it should 
have had that would enable it to make a 
much larger and more constructive con- 
tribution to the cause for which it was 
built and to which it has dedicated its all. 

Naturally we hail the day now dawn- 
ing when these deficiencies are being met 
in part. We are delighted that the present 
equipment is being cared for and put in a 
better state of repairs, and significantly 
that new buildings have been planned for 
our campus and are now in the process of 
being erected. We are happy that future 
college generations will have a modern 
kitchen and dining hall and two new 
dormitories adequately equipped, all of 
which will give the campus a new look. 
We are anxious to see these buildings completed that we may come and 
see for ourselves and invite our friends and neighbors to behold what has 
been done and is being done at Elon College, our college. 

As we alumni comtemplate the improvements and are brought to the 
realization that they are actually being made, we, every one of us, want to 
show our appreciation. We want to have a part in these improvements and 
are glad for the opportunity of making our contributions individually and 
collectively that the Administration, the Board of Trustees, the Church 
and all may know how delighted we are and how happy we are that these 
improvements are being made. We know that when the College is improved 
that our standing as graduates and alumni is likewise enhanced. We are 
not selfish, but we are interested and mean to be helpful. 

LEON EDGAR SMITH 
/'/•< sident 




Elon Alumni News 



Published In 
ALUMNI OFFICE 
Elon College, 
January, 1956 Vol. XIV, No. 2 

ELON ALUMNI NEWS 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of 
the Executive Secretary at Elon Col- 
lege, Elon College, N. C. Entered as 
second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office Elon College, 
N. C, under the Act of March 3, 1879 

James F. Darden, '43, 

Suffolk, Va President 

L,u-cile Johnston Cullers. '18 

Front Royal, Va. ...1st Vice Pres. 

W. Glenn Lewis, M.D., '32 

Gibsonvi'lle 2nd Vice Pres. 

Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College . . Executive Secretary 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

J. F. Darden, '43, Chm. . . . Suffolk, Va. 

W. G. Lewis, '32, vice-chm. .Gibsonville 

W. E. Butler, '44 Elon College 

L. E. Fesmire, '24 Greensboro 

Eugene A. Gordon, '41 Burlington 

James W. Johnston, M. D. 

'43 Burlington 

Adelia Jones Truitt, '26 ..Elon College 

Presidents Of Local Chapters 

E. H. Thompson, '30 Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

W. W. Wilson, '38 Burlington 

J. J. Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Margaret M. Wilkins '23 Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '38 New York 

William P. Wilkins, '49 . . .Norfolk, Va. 
E. Troy Regan, '29. .Henderson-Oxford 

Joe Tom Stevens, '43 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar D. Brown, '50. . .Richmond, Va. 

J. Milton Cheshire, '3S Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, M. D., '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Lloyd Early. '38 Winston-Salem 

Alumni Committee For 
Selection of New President 

James F. Darden, '43, chm.. .Suffolk, Va. 

George Bullard, M. D., '43 Mebane 

Lucile J. Cullers, '18 . .Front Royal, Va. 

Royall H. Spence, '42 Greensboro 

Frances Chandler Wilkins, '34 

Virgilina, Va. 



EDITOR'S LETTER 



Dear Alumni of Elon College: 

Because of continued growing interest and enthusiasm among 
Elon College alumni, it is a pleasure to render this brief report. 
The following have responded to cur Alumni Building Fund appeal : 

Rev. W. J. Andes, '35 ; J. H. Booth, Jr., '53 ; Dr. and Mrs. Scott 
Boyd, '35 ; R. L. Bunch, '22 ; Lizzie G. Chandler, '23 ; A. D. Cobb, 
Jr., '47 ; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Corbett, '50-43 ; Dwight L. Dillon, 
'54; Dr. W. W. Elder, '10; Josephine Farmer, '20; J. L. Floyd, '20; 
Mrs. Rudy Fonville, '28; Mary Lee Foster, '25; Ernie Gero, '53; 
Eugene A. Gordon, '41 ; Rev. John S. Graves, '50 ; Mr. and Mrs. Ed 
M. Hicklin, '44-43 ; Hon. C. A. Hines, '06 ; Cephas G. Hook, '41 ; C. 
R. Hutchison, 21; Ruth Johnson, '16; Al C. Mastrobattisto, '39; 
Rev. Joseph E. McCauley, '21; Dr. John D. Messick, '22; D. T. 
Neville, '08; Wayne Phillips, '50; V. C. Pritchett, '07; Mrs. J. E. 
Rawls, Sr„ '03 ; Mrs. J. R. Sechrest, '25 ; Harry A. Stolte, '43 ; Mag- 
gie Taylor, '20 ; Ann Watson, '08 ; Roger B. Wilson, '52 ; and C. 
Carl Woods, Jr., '51 

A total of $3,970.00 has been pledged and $695.00 paid by this 
"Honor Roll" list since our initial appeal was made on December 
15th. This is an excellent beginning ! Let's triple this amount dur- 
ing every such period between now and commencement! This 
will make possible a report of which we can all be proud at the 
annual meeting on May 26th. Your alumni secretary can ask for no 
more welcome birthday present on that date ! 

To date a total of $2,545.97 has been remitted in dues. This 
leaves only $1,621.44 to be paid in order to top last year's all-time 
record of $4,167.41. If you have not sent dues for the current year, 
please do so today. We must move forward — we cannot afford to 
do otherwise. 

Make plans now to attend commencement. Official reunion 
classes are 1896, 1901. 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1926, 1931, 1936, 
1941, 1946, and 1951. Commencement will begin on May 25th and 
conclude on May 28th. You must come to meet old friends and see 
the "New Elon." 

Sincerely yours, 

Mrs. Ruth G. Boyd, '35 

Executive Secretary 



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BUILDING PROGRAM TOPS AMONG . . . 

Outstanding Stories Of Elon Year 



Ten top news stones of Elon's 1955 
calendar year, as chosen by the Ma- 
roon and Gold staff in accordance 
with accepted journalistic practice, 
cover campus events of particular 
significance to alumni as well as 
students. In order of their ranking, 
these important events are briefly 
described below. 

ELON'S C A M PUS BUILDING 
PROGRAM— The actual beginning of 
two new dormitories and a new din- 
ing hall was by far the biggest story 
of 1955, as it represented the begin- 
ning of a dream come true for Elon 
administrators, students, alumni, and 
friends. 

The real physical start came at the 
1955 commencement when ground was 
broken for the new buildings. All are 
watching the story grow as the walls 
of the three structures rise rapidly 
toward completion. 

FOUNDERS' DAY— Late Septem- 
ber furnished the setting for another 
important event of 1955, the annual 



Founders' Day observance. The pro- 
gram, designed to bring about a clos- 
er relationship between Elon College 
and the Southern Convention of Con- 
gregational Christian Churches 
created much interest, and attracted 
a goodly crowd to the campus. 

Enthusiasm was shown for the re- 
newed fund-raising effort, which was 
planned to push to completion the 
$2,500,000.00 expansion program. This 
story rightfully carries high rank be- 
cause the very future of our Alma 
Mater is at stake. 

\, PRESIDENT SMITH'S ANNIVER- 
SARY — An important figure in the 
new fund-raising effort is Dr. Leon 
Edgar Smith himself, just as he has 
been an important figure in all of 
Elon's progress since 1931. He cele- 
brated another milestone in his long 
service to the college on November 1, 
when he began his Silver Anniversary 
year as Elon's guiding administrator. 
His 1955 anniversary assumed more 
than usual significance due to the 



fact that he requested the Board of 
Trustees in mid-summer for retire- 
ment in 1956, or later, at the pleasure 
of the board. His request for retire- 
ment was made in keeping with a 
trustee ruling to set a definite age 
limit for active faculty duty. 

FORD FOUNDATION GRANT — 

Elon College was recipient, just be- 
fore the Christmas holidays, of a 
grant of $125,700.00 from the Ford 
Foundation, part of a half-billion dol- 
lar gift to privately endowed colleges 
of America. 

Conditions of the gift are that the 
principal is to be invested, and that 
the income from the investment must 
be used to supplement faculty salaries 
provided by regular college funds. 
The principal must be kept intact for 
10 years, after which it may be used 
for the institution's best interest. 

Dr. Smith's formal statement con- 
cerning the Ford grant follows: 

"The Ford Foundations' gift of 
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Already Under Roof Is New Girls' Dormitory 







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With construction moving ahead rapidly, the roof was completed before the Christmas holidays for 
Virginia Hall, the new girls' dormitory, which stands just north of the present West Dormitory. In 
fact, the new girls' residence hall, upon completion, will be linked to the West Dorm by a corridor at 
each of the three floor levels. This building is to be completed under terms of the contract by the 195b 
commencement late in May. 



Elon Alumni News 



Walls Of Boys' Dorm Are Near Completion 




The walls of Carolina Hall, new dormitory for boys, are rising rapidly to completion at the eastern edge 
of the campus. The erection of this building is just a part cf the campus building program that occupied 
the major news interest on the Elon campus during 1955. Third floor walls are almost complete. 



Outstanding Stories Of Elon Year Continued 



(Continued from page 2) 
$500,000,000.00 to the privately en- 
dowed colleges, universities and hos- 
pitals of our country is amazingly 
startling. This gift to our colleges is 
a gift to civilization. It underwrites 
the American way of life, justifies 
the profit system, refutes the argu- 
ments that the day of large gifts to 
colleges is over, and that no business 
should be allowed to accumulate large 
sums of money. 

"It is convincing evidence that big 
business has a heart, and this gift 
opens the way of magnanimity to 
concerns of equal or lesser resources. 

"It is useless to say that Elon Col- 
lege is most gratefully appreciative 
of its share in the helpful distribution 
of this unprecedented sum. We re- 
joice that it is for the increase of our 
faculty salaries, which is badly need- 
ed." 

HIGH SCHOOL DAY— No event 
during the entire year brought a lar- 
ger number of new friends to the 
Elon campus than did the sixth an- 
nual High School Day which was ob- 
served last February 16th. Delegates 
were present from 68 high schools of 
North Caroina and Virginina, with 
more than 1,400 high school seniors 



and sponsors being guests for the 
day. 

Scholarships totalling $6,000.00, 
awarded during half-time of a bas- 
ketball game with Lenoir Rhyne Col- 
lege after competitive examinations, 
brought the all-day program to an 
exciting end. 

^ANNUAL CAMPUS ELECTIONS 

— Annual campus balloting on April 
19th named Furman Moseley, of Co- 
lumbia, S. C, as president of student 
government. Class officers and mem- 
bers of the Student and Honor Coun- 
cils were named at that time. 

ACTIVITIES OF ELON CHOIR 
AND ELON PLAYERS— Although 
the annual northern tour was cancel- 
ed during Prof. John Westmoreland's 
absence last spring, the Elon singers 
drew high praise for their annual 
Easter cantata and commencement 
music. Their 23rd annual rendition of 
Handel's "Messiah" under Prof. West- 
moreland's leadership, during the re- 
cent Christmas season, was perhsps 
their greatest performance. The group 
sang the Handel oratorio five times 
during a tour of Eastern North Caro- 
lina and Tidewater Virginia. 

A new high in campus interest was 
reached when the Elon Players began 



work under a new director, Prof. M. 
E. Wooten, Jr., in September, and had 
a record-breaking five night stand in 
Mooney Chapel with "Out of the Fry- 
ing Pan." Player shows of last spring 
were Ibsen's "An Enemy of the 
People" and Moliere's "The Imagi- 
nary Invalid." 

COMMENCEMENT— The gradua- 
tion of another large class into alumni 
ranks on May 30th, climaxed a week 
end of commencement festivities. Dr. 
Asa Liggett Lincoln, '10, prominent 
medical leader in New York City, was 
named "Outstanding Alumnus of '55," 
and the Honorable Charles Cook 
Howell, '08, retired Attorney General 
for Atlantic Coastline Railroad, now 
of Jacksonville, Fla., was alumni ora- 
tor. 

MAY DAY FESTIVAL — Many 
alumni and friends gathered to wit- 
ness the May Day Festival, directed 
by Miss Louise Moseley, which was 
built around the beautiful theme of 
Peter Pan. Numerous comments from 
spectators indicated that the 1955 pa- 
geant was the most outstanding in 
many years at Elon. 

ANNUAL HOMECOMING DAY— 

Top event of the past autumn calen- 
dar, from the standpoint of student 
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Elon Alumni News 



With The Classes 



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1907 

H. M. Loy, retired, makes his home 
at 420 Warlick St., Jacksonville, N. C. 
Mrs. Loy is the former Eva Ward. 
Their children are Milton, Shelby, N. 
C; William, and Mrs. E. V. Cowell, 
Jacksonville. 

1912 

Mrs. A. T. Banks, the former Jew- 
el Michael, is Supt. of Public Welfare 
for Yadkin County. 
1917 

Dr. H. Shelton Smith's new book, 
"Changing Conceptions of Original 
Sin," published by Scribners, is an 
absorbing study of the changing con- 
ceptions toward original sin held by 
the great figures in American relig- 
ious thought. The author centered his 
narrative in New England from the 
time of Jonathan Edwards to that of 
Horace Bushnell. 

Dr. Smith is a member of Duke 
University's Divinity School. 
1918 

Gertrude Browne is assistant man- 
ager of the Brazilian Court Hotel in 
Palm Beach, Fla. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Massey live at 
96 Midland Ave., Rye, N. Y. Their 
children are Mrs. Giles Walker, Kay 
Louise and Stephen Graham Massey. 
Mr. Massey handles advertising for 
the N. Y. Telephone Co. 

Mrs. Minnie C. Harward, whose 
husband is deceased, lives with her 
son, James Edgar, Jr., at 608 Ruby 
St., Durham. Her daughter, Mrs. John 
W. Safely, of New Bern, has two chil- 
dren, Sherrill and John W., Jr. 
1919 

The Rev. J. F. Minnis, missionary 
in Bombay and Central India since 
1922, has returned to his home on 
Route 3, Hillsboro. 

Mrs. H. Shelton Smith, Durham, 
was recently appointed to member- 
ship on the National Committee for 
Auxiliaries of the U. S. and Canada 
of the American Hospital Association. 
Only two other persons from the 
South have ever been accorded this 
signal honor. 

Dr. Richard Bowden Smith, son of 
l)r. and Mrs. Smith, was married to 
Lelia Alice Blaekwell of Ruffin on 
June 11. His father officiated at the 
wedding. The bridegroom is interning 
at the Medical College of Va.. Rich- 
mond, where they arc making their 
home. 

1920 
Mrs. William E. McCardell, the 



former Mary D. Atkinson, lives with 
her family at 1218 State St.. New Or- 
leans, La. Her children are Mary and 
Billy. 

1921 

The Rev. Joseph E. McCauley, Con- 
gregational Christian minister of 
Waverly, Va., teaches social studies 
in the Wakefield High School. He is 
proud of the fact that eight members 
of his immediate family have attended 
Elon College. 

Connor R. Hutchison has been a U. 
S. Probation Officer for the Western 
District of N. C. since 1939. He has 
offices in the Federal Bldg. in Char- 
lotte. 

Lucy M. Eldredge, 330 First Ave., 
Apt. 49, New York 9, N. Y., is direc- 
tor and editor, Dept. of Youth Work, 
Joint Commission on Missionary Ed- 
ucation, National Council of Churches. 

L. B. Ezell is prof, of educational 
administration at the University of 
Texas, where he teaches and directs 
graduate research. 

1922 

R. L. Bunch is married to the form- 
er Lucille Rankin of Salisbury. They 
live at 550 Country Club Dr., Ashe- 
boro, where he is employed as ac- 
countant by McCrary Hosiery Mills. 

William E. Harward is field secre- 
tary for the Chamber of Commerce 
of the U. S. A. He is married to the 
former Sue Virginia Barrett, and they 
reside at 4101 Legation St., N. W., 
Washington. D. C. Their children are 
William E. Jr., and Virginia, and their 
grandchildren are William E. Har- 
ward, III, Kenneth Edward Harward, 
and Richard Earl Teller. 

Dr. N. G. Newman, Jr., retired den- 
tist, and his wife, the former Nancy 
Chamberlin, live at 722 Riverview Dr., 
Suffolk, Va. Their daughter is Mrs. 
W. M. Fulgham. 

1924 

Joseph T. Banks left his job in 
Palis as mechanical engineer with 
the U. S. Army to work for the U. S. 
Navy in Southern Spain. He lefi 
Palis Dec. -1, 1955. 

Rev. and Mrs. Archie H. Hook are 
making their home in Mercer Island. 
Washington. Rev. Hook is minister 
and superintendent of the Washington 
Congregational Conference. Their 
daughters, Phyllis, Alice, and Marga- 
ret are married. 

1926 

Di. W. L. McLeod is pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Shreve- 



port, La. The church has a member- 
ship of 1900 with seven full-time em- 
ployees. Br. McLeod was formerly 
connected with the Presbyterian 
Church at Lake Charles, La. 

1927 

Atkin B. Johnson is principal of 
Dunn City Schools. His wife is the 
former Sue Abernathy, and their chil- 
dren are Stanley, Stacey, Mark, and 
Sue. They reside at 406 N. Orange 
Ave., Dunn. 

1928 

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Hackney 
and son, George Franklin, Jr., are 
living at 1012 Knox St., Durham. Mr. 
Hackney is an architect. Mrs. Hack- 
ney is the former Carrie Bell Kerno- 
dle, '28. 

Julia L. Clem teaches in the Ele- 
mentary School, Edinburg, Va. 

1929 

Mrs. A. B. Goldston. the former 
Fern Lashley, 2805 Hayden, Amaril- 
lo, Texas, writes that her daughter 
and several friends are interested in 
attending Elon College. This interest 
is greatly appreciated ami means 
much to the future growth of Elon 
College. 

Howard L. Hughes, Greensboro, is 
married to the former Pauline Ward. 
He is employed as bookkeeper by 
Powell's at 115 S. Elm St. 

1930 

Paul R. Magee, head of the Music 
Dept. at Delta State College, Cleve- 
land, Miss., for 10 years, is now en- 
gaged in private teaching in Sacra- 
mento, Cal., where he resides at 4741 
Ethel Way. 

Ralph Coggins, 509 Cedar St., Suf- 
folk, Va., is a self-employed merchant. 
Mrs. Coggins is the former Annie 
Laurie Holland, and their children are 
Nina Anne and Bonnie Leigh. 

W. H. Duncan has been an Esso 
d<aler in Burlington for 21 years. He 
has a daughter, 18, and a son, 12. He 
has served on the County Board of 
Commissioners for five years. 

Sidney F. Jackson is self-employed 
in the drywall contracting business 
in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla. 
He and Mrs. Jackson are residing al 
1931 Arrowhead PI., St. Petersburg. 

Announcement was recently made 
by the Cumberland County Civil Ser- 
vice Commission of the appointment 
of Glen Buchanan as head of the 
County Police Force. 

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Elon Alumni News 



Ronald Choiniere, Bristol, Conn., 
freshman, was killed instantly Dec. 
23 when a trailer-truck struck his car 
in Bristol. 



Robert Neil Wingard, '43, died Nov. 
24, 1955 at Bethesda Naval Hospital 
of Hodgkins disease. He was a special 
agent for the FBI, assigned to liaison 
duties at the Capitol, Supreme Court, 
and White House. 

Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, Sen- 
ate Chaplain, officiated at the funeral 
service. Burial was at Cedar Hill cem- 
etery in Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Frank V. Harward, husband of 
Juanita Waugh, '39, died Sept. 12 in 
Mercy Hospital, Charlotte. Mrs. Har- 
ward is living in Oakboro. 

William A. Lindley, '26, merchant 
and former teacher of Route 2, Gra- 
ham, died unexpectedly in January 
at his home. Burial services were held 
at ,Saxapahaw Methodist Church with 
burial in Moore's Chapel cemetery. 

Mr. Samuel Dalton Scott, '10, of 807 
Scott Ave., Durham, died May 26, 
1955 after a short illness. He was 
chairman of the Greensboro First 
Congregational Christian Church's 
board of deacons. The funeral was 
conducted by Dr. W. E. Wisseman, 
and burial was in Forest Lawn ceme- 
tery. 

Dr. William Samuel Long of Gra- 
ham died July 26, 1954. 

■ The Hon. J. Elmer Long of Durham 
died in his sleep on April 28, 1955. 
He is a former Lt. Gov. of N. C. 

Dr. I. W. Johnson, D. D., '98, died 
in Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Va., on 
Tuesday, April 26, 1955, after a short 
illness. Funeral services were held on 
April 28 in the Suffolk Christian 
Church. 

* * * 

Dr. Ruth Isabel Seabury of Boston, 
Mass., educational secretary of the 
American Board of Commissioners 
for Foreign Missions, and widely 
known Congregational Christian ed- 
ucator and churchwoman, died sud- 
denly July 30, 1955 in Muskegon, 
Mich. She was the author of several 
books, among them, Flight to Destiny 
and Daughter of Africa. She was 
widely known in the Southern Con- 
vention, having received an honorary 

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Catherine Turner and David L. 
Kennedy, '53, were married Decem- 
ber 24, 1955 in the First Congrega- 
tional Christian Church in Greens- 
boro. They live at 116 Concord St., 
Greensboro, and he is employed by 
Western Electric. 

Rebecca Ann Bradley, '55 Commer- 
cial, and R. Neil Johnson, both of 
Burlington, will be married April 1, 
1956 in the First Evangelical Re- 
formed Church. 

Helen King, '55 Commercial, and 
Billy Ray Hockaday were married 
Sept. 10 in the Congregational Chris- 
tian Church of Burlington. They are 
living at 425 Chapel Hill Rd., Bur- 
lington. 

Helen is employed by Edwards and 
Wiliams. The bridegroom is attending 
Elon. 

Betty Jean McLeod, '54 and John 
Calvin Jordon were married Oct. 22 
in Mebane Methodist Church. Both 
were graduated from U. N. C. 

The groom is employed by Thomp- 
son Dental Supply Co., in Raleigh 
where they make their home at 2304 
Yancey St. 

Griffin Holland, '40, and Margie 
Nosser of Charlotte, were married 
Oct. 15, 1955. They are residing in 
Apt. J424, Arlington Towers, Arling- 
ton, Va., where he is employed as 
Fiscal Budget Officer for the U. S. 
Quartermaster. 

Margaret Boland, '57, of Elon Col- 
lege, and Ronald Vernett Sharpe of 
Bui'lington were married June 19. 

Barbara Ann Stalvey and James 
H. Hardy, '55, were married Dec. 17, 
1955 in Main Street Methodist Church 
in Reidsville. 

James is on the faculty of Reids- 
ville High School where he is also 
assistant coach. The couple resides at 
902 Magnolia St., Reidsville. 

Annie Mae Wright, '58, and Charles 
Maynard were married December 17, 
1955 in First Baptist Church, Elon 
College. 

Annie Mae is employed in the office 
of Carolina Biological Supply Co. 
Chuck, a veteran varsity football 
player, is a junior. They are living in 
the Vets Apts. 

Annie Kate Kernodle, '53, and M- 
Sgt. Billie A. Hill were married Dec. 
18, 1955 i n Bethlehem Christian 
Church of Altamahaw. 

Annie Kate, who teaches in Ala- 
mance County, is at home in their 
new trailer house on Birch Bridge 
Road, and will join her husband when 



school closes. 

Billie Jean Smith and Wiliam G. 
Morris, '57, will be married February 
3 in the Burlington First Baptist 
Church. 

Betty Williamson, of Greensboro, and 
Marvin Pierce Miller, '54, will be mar- 
ried February 10. He is employed by 
the Underwood Corp., in Greensboro 
as a salesman. 

Jo Ann Dickens of Reidsville and 
Wayne R. Wray, '53, will be married 
February 5. He is employed by Be- 
miss Equipment Co., in Falls Church, 
Va. 

Nancy Byrd Turner, '49 Commer- 
cial, and Judson Cox Pritchard of 
Lorton, Va., were married December 
10, 1955 in the Reidsville First Bap- 
tist Church. The bridegroom is in 
business in Alexandria, Va., where 
they are making their home. 

Robert Eugene Timmons, '55, and 
Doris Greene Mathis, of Ronda, were 
united in marriage November 27, 1955 
at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, El- 
kin. 

The bride is attending A. S. T. C. 
while Bobby is teaching in Forsyth 
County. 

Barbara June Owens and Alton R. 
Myers, '56, were married December 
18, 1955 in St. Luke's Lutheran 
Church in Linwood. 

The groom, a member of the Elon 

baseball club, will graduate in June. 

Wanda Ellen Sauls and Donald Ray 
Barker, '55, were married December 
18, 1955 in the Burlington Beverly 
Hills Christian Church. 

They are living at 20-1 Brookwood 
Garden Apts. He is employed in the 
laboratories of Burlington Industries. 

Sarah Jane Ballew and Walter S. 
O'Berry, '54, were married December 
18, 1955 in the Tryon Baptist Church. 

The couple lives at 412 Westwood 
Dr. in Chapel Hill where Walter is 
a second-year dental student. 

Mary Lou Teague, '52 Commercial, 
and James P. Gilbert were married 
December 18, 1955 in Staley Baptist 
Church. They are living in Siler City 
where the groom is employed by 
Chadbourn Hosiery Mills. 

Mary Lou Jordan, '46 Commercial, 
and Herbert W. Faulkner were mar- 
ried November 26, 1956 in the Bur- 
lington Beverly Hills Christian 
Church. They live at 314 Tryon St., 
Burlington. Mary Lou is employed in 

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Elon Alumni News 



Elon Receives Three Grants bedding iBettsl 



The grant to Elon College of 
$125,700 by the Ford Foundation in 
December, was followed in mid-Jan- 
uary by the announcement of two 
additional grants, one from the Wa- 
chovia Bank and Trust Company and 
the other from the Esso Foundation. 

The Wachovia Bank and Trust 
Company, with headquarters in Win- 
ston-Salem, announced on January 12 
that it was making a gift of $5,000 to 
Elon College, and a similar grant to 
the Alamance County Hospital. De- 
livery of the pledge was made by 
Claude V. Long, vice president of the 
Burlington branch. 

The other gift to Elon College was 
a $2,000 grant by the Esso Founda- 



tion, the philanthropic organization 
that represents the gigantic Standard 
Oil Company of New Jersey. Elon was 
one of six North Carolina colleges to 
receive grants from the oil company's 
education foundation, sharing in the 
distribution of $1,067,900 to educa- 
tional institutions throughout the 
United States. The only condition at- 
tached to the gift was that it be ex- 
pended for expenses of undergraduate 
education, a fact which makes it pos- 
sible to apply the grant when- the 
money is most badly needed. 

Special tribute was paid to each of 
the three organizations Tor their 
grants at the mid-winter meeting of 
the Elon College Boaid of Trustees. 



Lee County Alumni Officers 



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Pictured above are the new officers of the Lee County Alumni chapter. Left 
to right are James Milton Cheshire, president; Mrs. Margaret McLeod Har- 
rington, secretary-treasurer, and Glen Buchanan, \ ice president. 



Dr. Smith Asked To Serve Again 



The board of trustees of Elon Col- 
lege, at its annual mid-winter meet- 
ing on the campus January 17th, re- 
quested Dr. Leon E. Smith, now ir> 
his twenty-fifth year as Elon's presi- 
dent, to continue in service until July 
1. 1057. 

The request was made on recom- 
mendation of a special trustee com- 
mittee named last summer to elect 
a suitable successor upon Dr. Smith's 
retirement from the presidential post. 
The special committee stated that 

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selection of a suitable candidate 
would require additional time, and 
that, should such a candidate be se- 
lected, he would likely not be avail- 
able to assume presidential duties be- 
fore mid-summer of 1957. 

The committe which reported on 
this matter included Mills E. Godwin, 
Jr., of Suffolk, Va.; Mrs. J. H. Mc- 
Ewen, of Burlington; Clyde W. Gor- 
don, of Burlington; Reid A. Maynard, 
of Burlington; and S. T. Holland, of 
Windsor, Va. 



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the accounting dept. of Western Elec- 
tric. 

Arthur L. Mizell, '50, and Alma Ola 
Bedwell of Portsmouth, Va., were 
married Dec. 26, 1954. Dallas D. Ber- 
ry, '51, was best man. The bride was 
graduated from Madison College in 
1951. They are making their home at 
96 Paul Jones Street, Portsmouth, Va. 
Arthur is employed by GMAC. 

Martha Jeanne Rader, '43 Commer- 
cial, and Allen Eugene Phillips were 
married December 18 in G r a h a m 
Methodise Church. They are making 
their home in Graham. She is employ- 
ed by the Kernodle Clinic. 

Doris Evelyn Bridges and William 
Manuel Hughes, '55, both of Burling- 
ton, were married May 21 at Kinnett 
Memorial Baptist Church. 

Sylvia Dean Dismuke and Henry 
Kiah Perry, '55, of Burlington were 
married June 18. Mrs. Perry w a s 
graduated from Woman's College. 
Henry is in the army. 

Carolyn Marie Wood of Yancey- 
ville and Maurice Lee Barker, '57, of 
Milton were married June 18 at Pros- 
pect Methodist Church in Yanceyville. 
Maurice is connected with Barker's 
Esso Service in Yanceyville where 
they are making their home. 

Edna Ruth Albright and John Stacy 
Trull, '57, both of Burlington, were 
married July 16 at Grove Park Bap- 
tist Church. Both are employed by 
Western Electric. 

Patricia Gates, '52 Commercial, was 
married to Robert E. Myers, Roanoke. 
Va., on October 8 at her brother's 
home in Roanoke, Va. She is present- 
ly employed at Westinghouse Electric 
Corp. in Roanoke. Her husband is a 
business agent for the local Labor- 
er's Union. They are living at 2724 
Broad St.. N. W., Roanoke, Va. 



Ten Top Stories 

(Continued from page 3) 
and alumni participation, was the 
annual homecoming day observance 
held the last week end in October. 
Beginning with the Homecoming dan- 
ce on Friday night, the event contin- 
ued through an all-day Saturday pro- 
gram with the finest parade in his- 
tory, and was properly climaxed by 
an Elon victory over Western Caro- 
lina in a Conference football game. 

.Alumni throughout the country are 
sincerely urged to note future events 
on the campus, and join with class- 
mates and friends in renewing the 
good old-fashioned Elon spirit. 



Elon Alumni News 



f<i<S<*<»<»^i<5^S>»<S<S<»<»<S<? 



4 With The Classes h 



Chief Buchanan, who began his du- 
ties July 15, heads a force of 15 men, 
including three desk sergeants and 12 
policemen. 

Besides his study at Elon College, 
he had training at the Institute of 
Government at the University of Nor- 
th Carolina in Chapel Hill. 

1931 

Mrs. Eugenia Green Wilson is teach- 
ing in the Burlington City Schools 
and making her home at 136 Hall 
Avenue. Her husband, R. H. Wilson' 
has been deceased since 1938. 

James E. Stewart is a chemist for 
the Marlowe- Van Loan Corp. He and 
Mrs. Stewart, the former Vera Win- 
slow, are making their home at 811 
Westwood Dr., High Point. 

1932 

Roy E. Rollins, Supt. of Schools 
in August, Ga., is married to the for- 
mer Avis Little of Salisbury. Their 
son, Roy George, is a student at Ga. 
Tech, and daughter, Avis Ann, is a 
high school student. They are making 
their home at 2201 Terrace Rd., Au- 
gusta, Ga, 

William G. Smith, Route 1, Brown 
Summit, is employed by American 
Tobacco Co. machine shop. Mrs. Smith 
is the former Mary Lewis, and their 
children are S-Sgt. Rigdon Robert, 
22, Karen, 16, Gary, 6, and Lewis, 5. 

1934 

Alma Smith, who teaches in Nor- 
folk, Va., served as a delegate to the 
district Parent-Teacher Assoc, which 
met in Roanoke recently. During the 
summer, she served as medical sec- 
retary at the Norfolk General Hos- 
pital and was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church choir. 

L. Conway Channing is sales man- 
ager for Butler Paper Products Co. 
He is married to the former Isabella 
Dow, and they live at 2720 Hemlock 
Dr., Toledo 14, Ohio. 

1937 

Mrs. Nancy Caddell Simonson's ad- 
dress is Box 11, Cincsouth, % FPO, 
New York, N. Y. She and her hus- 
band, Capt. Louis A. Simonson, of 
the USAF, and children, Susan, 8, 
and Stephen, 14 months, now spending 
their third winter in Naples, Italy, 
will return to the States in June. 

Among faculty members at E. M. 
Holt School at Alamance are Ola 
Walker, Bronna Walker Summers, 
Lalah Apple, '38, and Norma Jean 
Edwards, '49. 



1938 

Ben R. L i 1 i e n and J. B. Lee 
have sold their Burlington Lincoln 
and Mercury deaership and pur- 
chased the agency which handles sales 
for Oldsmobile and Cadillac. The new 
L i 1 i e n and Lee Motors, Inc., is 
located at 306 North Church St., Bur- 
lington. 

Hal Bradley is teaching at Lilling- 
ton High School. He is married to 
the former Bertha Simmons. They 
have one son, Jerry Lynn. 

1939 

Mable Vanderford, 223 Rolling Rd., 
Burlington, who completed her busi- 
ness education at Elon, is vice presi- 
dent in charge of underwriting for 
Carolina Casualty Insurance Com- 
pany. 

In her important and unique posi- 
tion, she supervises the work of 11 
employees and is concerned primar- 
ily with the direct evaluation of truck 
operators as desirable insurance risks. 

Mable is past president of the Bur- 
lington Assoc, of Insurance Women. 

William T. Jones is employed by 
the Camp Mfg. Co. in Franklin, Va. 
His wife is the former Polly Step- 
hens and their children are Judy and 
Bill, Jr. 

James W. Gillespie recently opened 
a law office at 134 W. Front St., Bur- 
lington. Mrs. Gillespie is the former 
Frances Lee, '41, of Virgilina, Va., 
who was graduated from U. N. C. in 
1941. They are living with son, Jim- 
my, in Apt. 9-B Brookwood Garden 
Apartments. 

1940 

James W. White, chemist for Glen 
Raven Mills, is married to the form- 
er Sara Roberts. They have three 
children, Anita, Ilene, and David, and 
are making their home in Glen Ra- 
ven. 

1941 

Clarence L. Powell, 906 Delaware 
Ave., Suffolk, Va., is foreman of mails, 
U. S. Post Office. He is married to 
the former Han-iett Eley and their 
sons are Les, Lee and Lynn. 

The current address of Major and 
Mrs. John L. Edwards and little 
daughter, Priscilla, is D. C. S. Plans, 
Hq., ATLD-MATS, McGuire Air Force 
Base, N. J. Mrs. Edwards is the form- 
er Mattie Pickett, '39. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cephas G. Hook and 
daughter, Mary Catherine, reside at 

1942 

Lt. Coram, and Mrs. Howard C. 



625 National Ave., Winchester, Va., 
where he is employed by the Va. State 
Dept. of Health. 

John H. Pearce is sales manager 
for Central Ready Mix Co., Dayton, 
Ohio. His wife is the former Betty 
Kling, and their daughter, Betty Jane, 
is 2. They reside at 6450 Rd., Dayton. 
Culbreth, and children, Howard C. II, 
9, Robert, 4, and Steven, 2, are re- 
siding at 9 Rogerson Drive, Chapel 
Hill. . 

Howard was graduated from the 
Naval War College, Newport, R. I. 
in June, 1955, and assigned a two- 
year tour of duty with the NROTC 
Unit, U. N. C, Chapel Hill. 

Mrs. Culbreth is the former Florine 
Ray, '40. She and Howard visited the 
campus during homecoming week end. 

Worth D. Coble, Jr., Burlington, is 
living at 532 Thompson Ave., Roselle, 
N. J., where he has charge of several 
Celanese Corp. terminals. 

Dr. Marvin W. Phillips practices 
medicine in Thomasville. His wife is 
the former Mary Crim, and they have 
three children. 

1943 

Ray B. Cessna is an officer of Cess- 
na Homes, Inc., Youngstown, Ohio. 
He is married to the former Patricia 
Milburn. They reside with three sons 
and one daughter at 3415 Fifth Ave., 
Youngstown. 

1944 

The Rev. C. Shannon Morgan is at- 
tending Oberlin Graduate School of 
Theology in Oberlin, Ohio. He earned 
the B. D. degree at Duke University 
Divinity School and has done sum- 
mer work at the University of Chi- 
cago. His address is Box 41, Oberlin, 
Ohio. 

Dr. Sarah Lou Warren, Prospect 
Hill, has returned to her home from 
Anchorage, Alaska, where she spent 
two years as physician for the Pub- 
lic Health Service, Dept. of Indian 
Affairs. 

At present Dr. Warren is employed 
at the University Medical Center, 
Chapel Hill. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowman are 
residing in Elon College with sons, 
Tommy, 4, and Lynn, 2. Mrs. Bow- 
man, the former Betty Lynch, teach- 
es at Elon College High School, and 
Fred is an engineer for Western Elec- 
tric in Burlington. 

The former Sally C. Avery is liv- 
ing with her husband, Bob Bray, and 



Elon Alumni News 



A With The Classes 



children, Suzanne. 7, and Robert 
Tripp Bray, III, at 627 East Dalton 
Ave., Glendora, Cal. 

Richard Cubell, a fall campus vis- 
itor, is president of Samuel Cubell and 
Co., Inc., 40 Broad St., Boston 9, Mass. 
The agency sells general insurance 
and represents 22 companies. He is 
active in civic affairs, the Masons, 
and Little League baseball. 

Richard is married to the former 
Eleanora Tepper of Lexington, Mass.. 
and their children are Betsy Elise, 7, 
Terry Marc, 5, and Nancy Ann. 1. 

Ed Hicklin, supervisor, and Jack 
Russell, '48, special representative of 
Occidental Life Insurance Co., in Bur- 
lington, have qualified for member- 
ship in Laurence Lee Club, the com- 
pany's top honor club. 

1945 

Major and Mrs. E. G. Helvenston, 
and son, Edward Browne, of Denver, 
Colo., are in Tokyo, Japan, where the 
Major has been assigned a tour of 
duty with the Air Force. 

Mrs. Helvenston is the former Lula 
Browne. 

Dr. Clarence F. Biddix is a dentist 
with offices at 225 North Torrence 
St., Charlotte. 

Mrs. Joe B. Walls, the former Edna 
Rumey, teaches in the Forsyth Coun- 
ty schools. Her daughter, Dyette, is 
four. 

1946 

Mr. and Mrs. J. William Claytor are 
residing with their son, J. William, 
Jr.. at 201 S. Thompson St., Shelby. 

Mrs. Claytor, the former Elizabeth 
Holland, is teaching Xth grade at 
Shelby Jr. High School. 

1947 

Dorothy Holland is living in Schy- 
ler Apts., Spartanburg, S. C, where 
she is secretary to the manager and 
owner of radio and TV station WSPA. 

1948 

Voigt F. Morgan is head of the 
Science Dept., Tri-City High School, 
Leaksville. He is married to the form- 
er Margaret Wagoner, and their chil- 
dren are Anne, 11, Nancy, 9, Frances, 
4, and Charlotte, 1. 

1949 
Rev. Clyde Fields is pastor of Hun- 
terdale Church in Franklin, Va, His 
son, Ted, is a student at Elon. 

Curtis \V. Brown, Jr., is married to 



the former Rita Vaughn of Cedar 
Grove. They have one daughter, Ka- 
thryn Lynn, 2, and live at Route 1, 
Nitro, W. Va. Curtis is a chemist and 
technical service representative for 
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co. of 
S. Charleston, W. Va. 

Mrs. W. E. Butler, Jr., the former 
Mary Griffin, was named professor 
of home economics at Elon College 
for the 1955-56 term. She holds the 
master's degree in home economics 
from Woman's College and has taught 
for several years in the Alamance 
County public schools. 

1950 

Fred Claytor is teaching and coach- 
inn- at Hillsboro High School. 

Mrs. Alfred C. Havens, Jr., the 
former Barbara Bailey, and her family 
live at 240 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 
N. J. Her husband is secretary of 
Boys' Work at the Y. M. C. A. Their 
children are David William, 2, and 
Dwight Howard, 4 months of age. 

George T. Stanley is residing at 4 
John Ross Dr., Rome, Ga. He formerly 
worked in the Greensboro office of 
the Torrington Co., and was trans- 
ferred to Rome as sales representa- 
tive of S. C, Georgia, and Alabama. 

Garland "Pokey' Fulton owns and 
operates the F & W Grill at 108 Wic 
ker St., Sanford. 

Lt. Harold G. Williamson has been 
assigned to the Army Hospital at 
Ft. Knox, Ky. Dr. Williamson, who en- 
tered the Army in July, is a 1954 
graduate of the UNC Medical School. 

1951 

Raymond L. Parker, Jr., is residing 
in Boykins, Va., with his wife, Nancy. 
He is employed by the Va. State 
Dept. of Health and is assigned to 
Sanitation for Southampton County 
with offices in Courtland, Va. 

1952 

Charlotte Rothgeb and Betty Comer, 
'53, are teaching at Bennett High 
School in Chatham County. 

W. R. Sinclair is representative for 
Employers Mutual Casualty Co. of 
Des Moines, Iowa, working out of 
Charlotte. He recently purchased a 
new home at 2201 Markham Court 
which is part of the Country Club 
Hills development in Charlotte. 

The Rev. R. L. Clapp, student at 
Duke Divinity School, has accepted 
a call to the Garner and Auburn 
Christian Churches effective Nov. 1. 

Sherman E. Stewart was recentl) 



appointed Field Underwriter for the 
Shenandoah Life Insurance Co., with 
offices in the Jefferson Bldg. 

Charles C. Johnson, Jr., is serving 
with the 24th Crash Rescue Boat 
Flight, Tyndal AFB, Florida, and 
is residing with his wife and son near 
Panama City. He expects to be dis- 
charged in the fall of 1956 and re- 
turn to Elon College. 

1953 

Ray C. Euliss, who recently received 
the M. A. degree in business at UNC, 
has been appointed business manager 
of Alamance Motors in Burlington. 
He and his wife, the fonner Alice 
Dunn Carlyle, reside at 613 Fountain 
Place. 

Oscar Lee Holland, Fair Bluff, is 
a student in the School of Theology 
of the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary, Louisville, Ky. 

Michael H. Moffo is coaching and 
teaching at Suffolk High School. He 
is living at 216 Pearl St., Suffolk, Va. 

J. H. Booth, Jr., teaches at Buck- 
roe Junior High School in Hampton, 
Va., was named coach and teacher 
ter the freshman class at Elon in '56. 

Scott Quackenbush, recently dis- 
charged from the Army, has return- 
ed to his home in Swepsonville. He 
will go to the Chicago Cubs' spring 
training camp after which he will be 
assigned to the Des Moines club. 

Robert C. "Husky" Hall of Fieldale, 
at Pleasant Grove High School, Rt. 5. 
Va. His daughter, Mary Lou, will en- 
Burl ington, upon discharge from the 
Army. 

Yono Mork, who recently completed 
his tour of Army duty, is a chemist 
in the Kinston Dacron Plant of the 
du Pont Co. He is living at 2215 
Briarfield Rd., Kinston, and expects 
to enter a graduate school of chemis- 
try soon. 

The former Norma Roberts, daugh- 
ter, Stephanie, and husband, Ben E. 
Fountain, Jr., are making their home 
at 46 Hayes Rd., Glen Lennox, Chapel 
Hill. Mr. Fountain is Associate Secre- 
tary of the N. C. School Board Assoc. 

Since graduation Laura Jane Ker- 
noille has been teaching the 5th grade 
in Asheboro City Schools. 

1954 

Jack Malloy, business major at 
Elon, is working on a major in physi- 
cal education at Long Island Univer- 
sity. Jack, former Elon basketball 
player, lives at 688 Washington Ave., 

(Continued on Page 9) 



Elon Alumni News 



1955 - 56 Elon College Basketball Squad 




Front row, left to right, are Tommy McDonald, Greensboro; Paige Stout,' Haw River; Ben Kendall, Kokomo, Ind., 
co-captain; Bobby Sharpe, Burlington; and Ray Whitley, Winston-Salem, co-captain. Second row, Hugh Cit'ty, 
Reidsville; Eddie Juratic, East Chicago. Ind.; Robert Rickover, New York*City; Jimmy Crump, Aberdeen; Gil- 
bert Watts, Laurinburg; and Frank Goss, Lexington. Third row, Gilbert Gates, Covington, Va.; Frank DeRita, 
New York City; Tommy King, Raleigh; Earl Stone, Madison; and Dee Atkinson, Mt. Airy. 

High Scoring Cagers Enjoying Excellent Season 



Elon's cage squad, rolling along 
with 16 wins in 19 starts, and with 
a scoring average of better than 95 
points per game, is enjoying one of 
its best years in the history of the 
college. 

At present the Christians are in 
second place in the North State Con- 
ference standings with a 9-2 record. 
East Carolina is leading with a 11-1 
mark. 

Being led by a pair of service re- 
turnees, "Dee Atkinson and Ben Ken- 
dall, the rampaging Christians have 
seemed literally to have everything a 
coach would desire. There's height, 
speed, excellent shooting, good re- 
bounding and above all, a st r o n g 
bench. 

Atkinson, the jumping-jack center, 
racked up 39 points in the Western 
Carolina contest to set a new all-time 
single game scoring record for Elon. 
This bettered the old mark of 36, set 
by Roney Gates in 1947. 

The big center is also pacing the 
attack for the Christians in the indi- 
vidual scoring statistics this season. 
He has hit well over 350 points thus 
far. 



Elon's "Kokomo Comet", Ben Ken- 
dall, who played here in 1951 and 
1952, and part of the 1953 campaign, 
has picked up where he left off in a 
career that saw him twice win all- 
Conference and once take All-State 
honors. 

Kendall and Ray Whitley, another 
senior guard from Winston-Salem, 
are leading the Christians this year 
as co-captains. Whitley was one of 
the top scorers of last year's Maroon 
and Gold quint. 

Ed Juratic, of East Chicago, Ind., 
and Jimmy Crump, of Aberdeen, have 
both been hitting in the double fig- 
ures. Earl Stone, of Madison, and 
Frank DeRita, of New York City, are 
other tall men who have rendered 
yeoman service. 

One of the highlights of this cage 
season was the winning of the first 
annual Parris Island Tournament. The 
Christian basketeers rolled over Pfeif- 
fer College Panthers 100 to 77 in the 
final game. Additional glory came 
Elon's way when Dee Atkinson was 
chosen the "outstanding player in the 
tournament." 

It was the first tournament title 



for Elon since 1952 when the Elon 
cagers won the Carolinas NAIA 
tournament, and went on to the Na- 
tionals at Kansas City. 

Alumni in central and western 
North Carolina can see the Christians 
in action at the annual North State 
tournament which is to be played at 
Lexington February 22-24. 



With The Classes 

(Continued from page S) 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and is an inspector 
for American Can Co. He is still ac- 
tive in basketball, playing on a Brook- 
lyn semi-pro team. 

Sammy Nelson, of La-Grange, Ga., 
is assistant minister of the South 
Norfolk Christian Church, South Nor- 
folk, Va. 

1955 

Jimmy Waggoner, former assistant 
in the alumni office, is studying in 
the School of Theology at Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary s Louis- 
ville, Ky. His address is 1158 3rd St., 
Louisville. 



Elon Alumni News 



Report Of Alumni Dues For 1955 And 1956 



1892 

Caleb D. West $10.00 

1894 
Rowena Moffitt Morris 10.00 

1895 
Hontas Rawles - 5.00 

1896 

John P. Lee - 5.00 

Ella Boone Saunders 5.00 

1897 

\V. J. Ballentine - „ 5.00 

1898 
Robert H. Porter _ 5.00 

1899 
Jennie Holland Trotman 5.00 

1901 
B. Guy Porter - 5.00 

1902 

Annie Staley Calhoun 5.00 

Mary Watson Chandler 10.00 

1903 

Mrs. J. E. Rawls 10.00 

1904 
G. C. Davidson 5.00 

1905 

D. M. Davidson 5.00 

H. M. Holland 10.00 



190ti 



C. A. Hines 



10.00 



1907 

J. R. Kirk 50.00 

H. M. Loy 10.00 

V. C. Pritchett - 10.00 

Ella Brunk Smith 10.00 

1908 

Charles C. Howell 15.00 

Virgie Holland McClenny 5.00 

1909 

Stanley C. Harrell 5.00 

J. D. McClenny 5.00 

A. T. West _ „ 5.00 

1910 
Dr. A. C. Hall, Greensboro 

Lovie Floyd Carter 5.00 

Carrie Boyd Dees 5.00 

W. W. Eldei 10.00 

Mrs. E. B. Huffine 5.00 

Leon E. Smith _ 10.00 

1911 
Russell A. Campbell, Gettysburg, Pa. 

R. A. Campbell 10.00 

Bessie McPherson Harris 5. on 

Vitus Holt 5.00 

John I. Ingle 10.00 

Lila Clare Newman 5.00 

Edith Walker - 5.00 

10— 



1912 
Mrs. A. T. Banks, Yadkinville 

Jewel Michael Banks 5.00 

Lois Davidson Campbell 10.00 

E. L. Daughtry 5.00 

Winnie Dale Durant _ 5.00 

Calvin J. Felton 5.00 

Ethel Durant Lassiter 5.00 

Annie L. Satterfield 5.00 

1913 
Mrs. W. A. Fonvielle. Wilmington 

A. L. Hook 5.00 

Annie Bagwell Johnson 5.00 

Helen Lawrence 5.00 

W. S. Wicker 10.00 

1914 
Mrs. William A. Jones, Franklin, Va. 

Jessie Dawson Hook 5.00 

1915 
Mrs. C. C. Johnson, Elon College 

A. H. Champion 5.00 

John L. Farmer 5.00 

Beatrice Mason Gay 5.00 

R. K. Hancock .'. 10.00 

Pearl Jones Hancock 10.00 

I. Paul Ingle 10.00 

Thompsie Holland Porter 5.00 

1910 
Russell T. Bradford, Suffolk, Va. 

S. T. Holland 10.00 

Myrtle Moser - 5.00 

1917 
Rev. J. I". Apple, Henderson 

J. F. Apple 5.00 

J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

H. Shelton Smith 5.00 

John G. Truitt 5.00 

W. J. B. Truitt 5.00 

Elizabeth Smith Vaughn 5.00 

L. W. Vaughn, Jr 5.00 

Grace McCullers Yancey 5.00 

HUH 
Mrs. David S. Coltrane, Raleigh 

Gertrude Browne 10.00 

Fanny Dawson Castor 5.00 

Lela Hayworth Coltrane 5.00 

Pretto Browne Crumpton 5.00 

Alberta Boone Harrell 5.00 

Mrs. J. E. Harward 5:00 

F. C. Lester 5.00 

Joseph E. Massey 2.50 

Martha Dawson McDonald 5.00 

W. L. Monroe 50.00 

Grady M. Reed 5.oo 

Gertrude Michael Salmons 5.00 

1919 
Rev. H. S. Hardcastle, Chuckatuck.Va. 

Pauline Lawrence Atkinson 10.00 

Howard S. Hardcastle 2.50 

Thomas E. Powell, Jr 10.00 



Alma Bowden Smith 5.00 

Maggie S. Taylor 5.00 

Nannie Bruce Walker 5.00 

1920 
J. L. Floyd, Sr., Decatur, Ga. 

D. H. Dofflemyer 5.00 

Josephine Fanner 10.00 

Mary Atkinson McCardell 5.00 

Lily Kimball Young 5.00 

T. R. Wall 5.00 

1921 

Rev. .1. E. McCauley, Waverly, Va. 

Lucy M. Eldredge 5.00 

Lonnie B. Ezell 5.00 

Janice Fulgham 5.00 

William E. Harward 5.00 

C. R. Hutchison 10.00 

H. W. Johnson 5.00 

Watson Lambeth 5.00 

J. E. McCauley 5.00 

J. B. Newman 10.00 

Rosa Brannock Sutherland 5.00 

1922 
Nannie I). Reitzel, Elon College 

Margaret Tate Barker 2.50 

R. L. Bunch 5.00 

Oscar B. Gorman 5.00 

Mary Miller Hardcastle -2.50 

Marguerite Youman Massey 2.50 

Bessie Lewis McCauley 5.00 

John D. Messick 10 00 

N. G. Newman 10.00 

Bessie Holmes Robbins 5.00 

William Lee Rudd 5.00 

1923 
(Jrady Brown, Hillsboro 

Lizzie Grey Chandler 5.00 

Mabel Hinton Fesmire 5.00 

Mary Holland Kelley 5.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

George I). Underwood 5.00 

Lois Holland Underwood 5.00 

M. J. W. White, Jr 2.50 

Margaret Moring Wilkins 5.00 

1924 
J. Mark McAdams, Elon College 

Joseph T. Banks 5.00 

J. R. Barker 2.50 

L. E. Fesmire 5.00 

Nannie Aldridge Fonville 5.00 

Harold C. Hainer 5.00 

Archie H. Hook 5.0(1 

M. I.. Patrick 7.50 

1925 
Dr. Jesse H. Dollar, Newport News. 
Virginia 

Effie Bowden Butt 5.00 

Nettie Harris Cannon 5.00 

E. M. Carter 5.00 

W. C. Elder 10.00 

Mary I.ee Foster 5.00 



Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED FOR 1955-1956 



Hubert Lee Isley - 1.00 

Sallie Oliver Ligon 5.00 

Zondel Myers Sechrest 5.00 

William B. Terrell 15.00 

Louise Watkins 5.00 

L. V. Watson 5.00 

1926 
Mrs. John Gi Truitt, Elon College 

Guy E. Barker - 10.00 

Mary Price Broom 5.00 

George Colclough 5.00 

Homer L. Foster 5.00 

Clyde W. Gordon 10.00 

D. L. Harrell, Jr - 5.00 

Margaret Ballentine Lane 10.00 

Foy Matlock 5.00 

Adelia Jones Truitt 5.00 

Rita Rothgeb White 2.50 

Dan B. Wicker 10.00 

Ruth Crawford Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 
Dr. Darden W. Jones, Franklin, Va. & 
Mrs. E. H. Abell, Reidsville 

A. B. Fogleman 5.00 

Gwendolyn Patton Fogleman 5.00 

Nell On- Gordon 10.00 

Atkin B. Johnson 5.00 

E. P. McLeod 5.00 

Charles E. Newman, Jr 10.00 

T. Fred Wright 5.00 

1928 
Miss Caroline Powell, Elon College & 
Paul Hook, Fredericksburg, Va. 

Julia L. Clem 5.00 

Frances Turner Fonville 5.00 

Carrie Bell Kernodle Hackney 5.00 

Georgia Amick Thompson 2.50 

John Robert Walker 5.00 

Paul Walker - 5.00 

1929 

W. P. Lawrence, Hamilton, Ohio & 
Mrs. M. T. Garren, Greensboro 

Howard L. Hughes - 5.00 

W. P. Lawrence - 5.00 

Mary Brannock Rouse 5.00 

David W. Shepherd 5.00 

1930 

Roy M. Green, Walnut Cove and Mrs. 
Lester Y. Haynes, Mt. Airy 

Annie Holland Coggins 2.50 

Ralph Coggins - 2.50 

W. H. Duncan 5.00 

R. M. Green - 5.00 

Sidney F. Jackson 10.00 

Ruth Alexander Lawrence 5.00 

Paul R. Magee 5.00 

Eugene H. Thompson 2.50 

G. A. York 5.00 

1931 
Mrs. J. B. Newman, Burlington and 
Arthur L. Combs, East Spencer 

Sue Watts Colclough - 5.00 

Arthur Lee Combs - 5.00 



A. A. Dofflemyer - 5.00 

Ann Rawls Newman . 10.00 

Clara Sharpe Rountree 5.00 

James E. Stewart 5.00 

Eugenia Green Wilson 5.00 

1932 
Mrs. Marvin Batchelor, Raleigh and 
Herman N. Truitt, Glen Raven 

Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

Walter Glenn Lewis - 10.00 

Anna Britt MacGill 10.00 

Edna Burton Passavant 5.00 

Roy A. Richardson 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins 10.00 

Harrison O. Smith 5.00 

LaRue Brann Smith 5.00 

William G. Smith 5.00 

Herman N. Truitt 5.00 

1933 
W. Thomas Arthur, Raleigh and Mrs. 
K. K. Hughes, Elon College 

Tom Arthur 5.00 

George Harris 5.00 

Lucy Caddell Hughes 5.00 

Charles D. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Barbara Chase Key 2.50 

Carl R. Key .'. 2.50 

Nellie White Lally 5.00 

Mary ■ Rawls Parker 10.00 

John Hinton Rountree 5.00 

Alma Lamm Tata 5.00 

1 9.'14 
Bradshaw Holland, Kannapolis, and 

Miss Thelma Morris, Roanoke, Va. 

Geneva Harrington Cameron 5.00 

George Chandler 20.00 

L. Conway Channing 5.00 

Fred Fite 5.00 

Staley P. Gordon 5.00 

Kenneth K. Hughes 5.00 

Edward I. LeKites 10.00 

Frederick H. Miller - 5.00 

F. Orva Perkins - 5.00 

Alma A. Smith 5.00 

Marguerite Harris Waters - 5.00 

N. B. Waters „ 5.00 

Frances Chandler Wilkins 5.00 

1935 
Ben T. Holden, Charlotte, and Mrs. 
J. L. Rabon, Monroe 

William J. Andes 5.00 

Margaret Kelbaugh Ferguson... 5.00 

J. R. Kernodle - 10.00 

J. E. Rawls, Jr 10.00 

1936 
W. W. Kimball, Wilson, and Mrs. 
E. L. Smith, Elon College 

Louise Baynes Brooks 5.00 

Waitus W. Howell - 5.00 

Esther Cole Kernodle 10.00 

Helen Barney Smith 25.00 

1937 
Rev. W. A. Grissom, Windsor, Va., & 
Mrs. E. G. Wiley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Hilda Heatwole Brown 5.00 



Charles T. Evans, Jr 5:00 

Oka T. Hester 5.00 

Pauline Oliver Lloyd 5.00 

Nancy Caddell Simonson 5.00 

Marcella Ackenhausen Wiley 5.00 

1938 

J. M. Cheshire, Sanford, and Rev. C. 
Legrand Moody, Rock Hill, S. C. 

John Lewis Beaver 5.00 

Hal Bradley 5.00 

James C. Brooks 5.00 

Lloyd Early 5.00 

Geraldine Mangum Horton 5.00 

Charles E. Kernodle 10.00 

Allen A. Lloyd 5.00 

William H. Maness 10.00 

John Z. McBrayer 5.00 

P. D. Pruden, Jr 5.00 

Margaret R. Smith 5.00 

1939 

A. C. Mastrobattisto, Bristol, Conn., & 
Rev. Melvin Dollar, S. Norfolk, Va. 

Richard S. Cromlish 5.00 

Mattie Pickett Edwards 5.00 

(Continued on Page 12) 



Jlecrologp 

(Continued from Page 5) 
degree from Elon College. 

Mr. R. S. Cox has advised that Mrs. 
Cox passed away July 14, 1954. They 
made their home at 3212 Fendall Ave., 
Richmond, Va. 



Mr. Marmaduke Woodward died in 
Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Va., May 4, 
1955 after a short ilness. He was a 
voice major at Elon College. 

David Wayne Taylor, Jr., two-year- 
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Tay- 
lor, '48 and '51, of Spray, died of virus 
pneumonia on December 12. Mrs. 
Taylor is the former Tessie Zimmer- 
man. 



Christine Joyce Askew, 20-day-old 
daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Reu- 
ben S. Askew, Jr., '55, of Veterans 
Apts. died in a Burlington hospital 
on June 29, 1955. Burial was in the 
cemetery of Berea Christian Church 
of which Rev. Askew is pastor. 

According to information from her 
daughter, Mrs. Otto F. Israel of Lake 
Road, Barker, N. Y., Mrs. R. H. Peel, 
the former Florence V. Neff, '96, 
passed away July 18, 1955. 

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Et.cn Alumni News 



REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED FOR 1955-1956 



Juanita Waugh Harward -3.00 

Archie Israel 5.00 

Ona Mary Stephens Jones 2.50 

William T. Jones 2.50 

Albert C. Mastrobattisto 10.00 

W. S. Taylor . 5.00 

1940 
Mrs. Howard C. Culbreth, Chapel Hill, 
and James F. Rogers, Burlington 

Ruth Anderson Anthony 5.00 

W. Hall Brooks 5.00 

Walter Lee Cooper - - 5.00 

Florine Ray Culbreth 5.00 

Andrew Wade Fuller 5.00 

Stafford Peebles, Sr 5.00 

Charles Holland Rawls - 10.00 

James F. Rogers 5.00 

James W. White 5.00 

1941 
Miss Mary Claytor, Hillsboro, and 
Samuel M. Rankin, Matthews 

John Lee Edwards 5.00 

Eugene A. Gordon 10.00 

Cephas G. Hook 5.00 

Allen A. Iseley - 5.00 

Mary Frances Cochrane Longest 2.50 

W. Roland Longest 2.50 

Charles W. Parker 5.00 

John H. Pearce 10.00 

Clarence L. Powell 5.00 

Mary Pritchett 5.00 

Thomas H. Rudd 5.00 

1942 
Curry E. Bryan, Burlington, and Lt. 
Coram. H. C. Culbreth, Chapel Hill 

Clifton Talmadge Bean - 5.00 

Margaret J. Carroll 5.00 

Howard C. Culbreth 5.00 

J. C. Dillingham 5.00 

James W. Heritage 5.00 

Alice Mangum Hornaday 5 00 

Bernice Hartman McLeod 5.0C 

Virginia Neal Peebles „ „ 5.00 

Marvin W. Phillips 5.00 

Emma Rasco . 5.00 

Mary M. Scott 5.00 

Royal! H. Spence .„ 10.00 

1943 
Dr. J. \V. Johnston, Burlington, and 
Harry Stolte, Millbrook, N. Y. 

Rena Black Appel 10.00 

Harry Leslie Baldwin 5.00 

Agnes Walker Boggus 5.00 

George Bullard - 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna 5.00 

James W. Johnston 10.00 

Welden T. Madren 5.00 

Luvene Holmes Spence 10.00 

Harry A. Stolte 10.00 

Helen Messick Willetts 5.00 

1914 
Mrs. James I'. Darden, Suffolk, Va., 
& Mrs. E. R. Sellers. Falls Church, Va. 

Mark W. Andes 5.00 

Betty Lynch Bowman 2.50 

Sally Avery Bray -",.00 

12— 



William E. Butler, Jr 5.00 

Richard L. Cubell 5.00 

Marvin E. Walker 10.00 

1945 
Mrs. William Evans, Anderson, S. C, 
and Rev. Earl Farrell, Varina. 

Clarence F. Biddix 5.00 

Earl T. Farrell - 5.00 

Henry Shepard Johnson 10.00 

Edna Rumley Walls 5.00 

1946 
Mrs. George Bullard, Mebane 

Margaret Rawls Bullard 10.00 

Dorothy M. Foltz 5.00 

Forrest C. Hall 5.0C 

Lena Holt Hudson 5.00 

Ida Marie Parker 5.00 

Alston R. Rives 5.00 

John H. Sunburn 5.00 

1947 
Miller Basnight, New Bern, and 
Lewis Nance, Greensboro 

Catherine Cooper Andes 5.00 

Henry T. Huff 10.00 

Lewis A. Nance 5.00 

1948 
I). B. Harrell, Jr., Elon College, and 
Mrs. I. H. Vickery, Henderson 

Margaret Hudson Anderson 5.00 

Alma Young Bragg 5.00 

Jo Earp 5.00 

Anne Griffin Leebrick 2.50 

Voigt F. Morgan 5.00 

1949 
Wallace L. Chandler, Richmond, Va.. 
& Miss Jeanne Meredith, Waynesboro. 
Virginia 

Curtis W. Brown, Jr 5.00 

Mary Griffin Butler - 5.00 

Wallace L. Chandler 10.00 

Mills R. Everett 5.00 

Clyde L. Fields 5.00 

Clyde Maxwell Ward 10.00 

James C. Washburn, Jr 5.00 

James B. Widenhouse 10.00 

1950 
Richard Painter, Luray, Va., and Mrs. 
Arthur Fowler, Winston-Salem 

William H. Anderson 5.00 

Burton Daniels, Jr 10.00 

Gerald P. Domenick 5.00 

John S. Graves 5.00 

Barbara Bailey Havens 5.00 

Paul Messick 5.00 

Arthur L. Mizell 10.00 

Richard H. Painter 5.00 

Wayne Elmer Phillips 10.00 

•lames E. Robertson 5.00 

William G. Rudd 5.00 

George T. Stanley 5.00 

Joseph J. Tomanchek 5.00 

1951 
Mrs. Charles H. Griffin, Klon College, 
and Rev. S. G. Dodson, Radford. Va. 

Dallas D. Berry 5.00 



Fred Bowman 2.50 

Walter Y. Boyd 5.00 

Jane Ellen Dougherty 5.00 

Charlotte Mathews Freeman 5.00 

R. W. Gabriel 5.00 

Jeanne Pittman Griffin 5.00 

James N. Hall 5.00 

James W. Hayes 10.00 

James F. Jones 5.00 

B. A. Leebrick 2.50 

Raymond L. Parker 5.00 

Fred Sahlman 5.00 

Lawrence E. Sykes 5.00 

C. Carl Woods, Jr 5.00 

1952 
Roger Gibbs, Southern Pines, and 
Miss Helen Jackson, Winston-Salem 

Arthur D. Addison 10.00 

Charles C. Johnson, Jr 5.00 

Charlotte E. Rothgeb 5.00 

William R. Sinclair 5.00 

Frank L. Ward -...._ 5.00 

Roger B. Wilson 5.00 

1953 
Lynn Cashion, Sanford, and 
Miss Betty Comer, Bennett 

J. H. Booth, Jr 5.00 

Betty Ruth Comer 5.00 

Beverly M. Currin 5.00 

Ray Cooper Euliss 5.00 

Norma Roberts Fountain 5.00 

Laura Jane Kernodle 5.00 

Michael H. Moffo 5.00 

Yono Mork - 5.00 

1954 
Dwight Dillon, Martinsville, Va., and 
Miss Judy Ingram, New York City 

Ernestine Bridges 5.00 

Allice Cole 5.00 

John Lomax Cummings 5.00 

Dwight Lynwood Dillon 10.00 

Jack Joseph Malloy 5.00 

Octavia Rumley 5.00 

1955 
• Miss Mary Sue Colclough, Elon Col- 
lege, and J. C. Disher, Greensboro 

Sherrill Gray Hall 5.00 

Stacy Lee Johnson 5.00 

Lou Knott 5.00 

Philip S. Phelon 5.00 

Lewis Winston 5.00 

1956 

Mai Bennett 5.00 

Fred Wrenn 5.00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

Paul K. Banks 10.00 

Mrs. L. E. Carlton 5.00 

John M. Coble - 5.00 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

HONORARY 

I). .1. Bowden (faculty) 5.00 

Walter C. Rawls 10.00 

Late arrivals 115.00 

Advertising 62.47 

TOTAL— $2,560.97 



Letter From Association President 



Fellow Alumni : 

The current school year is more than half completed. Have you paid 
your alumni dues? Mrs. Boyd writes that the response is very good and all 
indications are that this year will be another banner year in support of 
the alumni office — but may still fall far short of the amount necessary 
to make our alumni office completely self-sustaining. If you haven't paid 
your dues won't you please do so before Commencement? 



It is a r 



evelation to drive past our campus. Those of you who live out 
of the State of North Carolina or a con- 
siderable distance from the College should 
make it a point to visit the campus this 
year. The new buildings are nearing com- 
pletion. The dining hall will be finished 
April 1, 1956; the new girls' dormitory 
(Virginia Hall) is expected to be com- 
pleted May 1st and the boys' dorm (Caro- 
lina Hall) is scheduled for completion by 
June 1st. If you can't attend Commence- 
ment this year why not, when making 
those vacation plans for this summer, 
schedule a visit to Elon College? There 
are hundreds of you who have not return- 
ed to the campus since you graduated or 
left college. If you think you might be 
able to return for Commencement, remem- 
ber that the date is May 2-5-28. 



It is gratifying to note that the Ford 
Foundation remembered Elon College in its recent grants to Colleges and 
Universities in this country ; also the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, 
and the Esso Foundation. These large gifts are needed and appreciated, 
but we must also have the small gifts — and many of them ! These new 
buildings that are being constructed are being paid for with borrowed 
money. This money must be repaid. The sooner it is paid the quicker Elon 
College can be freed to make other improvements in its physical plant and 
equipment. If it is to continue as an institution of higher learning, it must 
remain in a position to keep on a par with other Colleges in its offering 
of classroom training. It cannot do this if it remains shackled for a long 
period of time with a heavy construction debt. Think on these things and 
make your pledge and contribution to help pay for these buildings. 




With kindest regards, I remain 



Sincerely yours, 
JAMES F. DARDEN 
Alumni President 



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ELON COLLEGE , NORTH CAROLINA 



From The President's Desk 

For years and years I have been addressing the alumni of Elon 
College — addressing them through the printed page and from the public 
platform — always with the hope that they might know anew the purposes 
of Alma Mater, understand her ways and be aware of her needs. When 
we know, we are in a position to do. 

I am very happy to report progress at the college along all lines — 
progress that te significant. Elon College continues to expand her cur- 
riculum that it may be sufficient to meet the needs of ambitious young 
people with the most extended requirements. 

Elon College is a liberal arts school in the strictest sense, and yet 
there are to be found in her curriculum offerings, leading to technical 
courses, that lay the foundations for practically all learned professions — 
diplomacy, philosophy, pedagogy, medicine, dentistry, law, theology, etc. 

The administration of the college and the Board of Trustees are go- 
ing to great length to provide facilities for the comfort, inspiration and 
satisfaction of all who come to our campus seeking information, guidance 
and thorough preparation for his or her particular way of life. Alreadv 
we are in the midst of a building program to further modernize our physi- 
cal plant. A new dining hall and new dormitories for both women and men 
are being erected on our campus. This expansion entails heavy responsi- 
bilities in which we shall all have the opportunity of sharing. 

In the midst of this program of expansion, disaster struck in the 
early morning hours of April 5th. South Dormitory (the old publishing 
house) was destroyed by fire. The destruction seems to be complete. We 
carry blanket insurance covering all college property on and adjoining the 
campus. This was not an expensive building, but it the limited answer to 
a need. It contained 24 rooms and accommodated 48 boys. The amount of 
insurance to be paid has not at this writing been determined. 

The destruction of this dormitory confronts the college with perplex- 
ing problems. Additional rooming facilities must be pi*ovided or students 
will be turned away — students who need the college and whom the college 
needs. Shall we erect another new dormitory or make temporary pro- 
visions? This is the big question that the administration and the Trustees 
are wrestling with today. Whatever the decision may be, I am sure that 
the alumni will be agreed and give assistance. 

At commencement you will have the opportunity to see the new build- 
ings. The McEwen Dining Hall is completed. The alumni banquet will be 
held in the banquet hall of this building. Virginia Hall, a dormitory for 
girls, will be completed and available for visiting aumni over night. Car- 
olina Hall, a dormitory for girls, will be completed and available for visit- 
ing alumni over night. Carolina Hall, a dormitory for boys, will be nearing 
completion. 

This is a most cordial invitation to every alumnus to attend any or 
all exercises during commencement. 

L. E. SMITH, '10 
President 



ABOUT OUR COVER 

Our cover picture shoivs the 
facade of beautiful new J. H. 
McEwen Memorial Dining Hall 
on the west campus. 



Elon Alumni News 



Published In 
ALUMNI OFFICE 
Elon College, 
May, 1956 Vol. XIV, No. 3 

ELON ALUMNI NEWS 
Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Editor 

Published quarterly in the office of 
the Executive Secretary at Elon Col- 
lege, Elon College, N. C. Entered as 
second class matter November 22, 
1937, at the post office Elon College, 
N. C, under the Act of March 3, 1879 

James F. Darden, '43, 

Suffolk, Va President 

Lucile Johnston Cullers, '18 

Front Royal, Va. ...1st Vice Pres. 
W. Glenn Lewis, M.D., '32 

Gibsonville 2nd Vice Pres. 

Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Elon College . . Executive Secretary 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

.1. F. Darden, '43, Chm. . . . Suffolk, Va. 

W. G. Lewis, '32, vice-chm. .Gibsonville 

W. E. Butler, '44 Elon College 

L. E. Fesmire, '24 Greensboro 

Eugene A. Gordon, '41 ....: Burlington 

James W. Johnston, M. D. 

'43 Burlington 

Adelia Jones Truitt, '26 ..Elon College 

Presidents Of Local Chapters 

E. H. Thompson, '30 Asheboro 

J. L. Floyd, '21 Atlanta, Ga. 

Fred K. Gilliam, '42 Burlington 

J. J. Tomanchek, '50 Charlotte 

Margaret M. Wilkins '23 Durham 

Clyde W. Rudd, '37 Greensboro 

Harold L. Barney, '38 New York 

William P. "Wilkins, '49 ...Norfolk, Va. 
E. Troy Regan, '29. .Henderson-Oxford 

Joe Tom Stevens, '43 Raleigh 

Alfred W. Nelson, '36 Reidsville 

Delmar L Brown, '50 .. .Richmond, Va. 

J. Milton Cheshire, '38 Sanford 

J. E. Rawls, M. D., '35 Suffolk, Va. 

Charles C. Howell, '08 Wilmington 

Lloyd Early. '38 Winston-Salem 

Alumni Committee For 
Selection of New President 

James F. Darden, '43, chm. .. Suffolk, Va. 

George Bullard, M. D., '43 Mebane 

Lucile J. Cullers, '18 ..Front Royal, Va. 

Royall H. Spence, '42 Greensboro 

Frances Chandler Wilkins, '34 

Virgilina, Va. 






EDITOR'S LETTER 



DEAR ALUMNUS: 

Springtime on the Elon College campus is always a delightful 
season. Imagine how wonderful it is this year! Two new dormi- 
tories — Carolina and Virginia Halls — and McEwen Dining Hall 
will be ready for your inspection at Commencement. Let's all join 
together and make a real pilgrimage to our Alma Mater. Plan to 
be with us for all events, beginning Friday night, May 25th, and 
concluding Monday, May 28th. 

If you desire housing accommodations, it will be a pleasure to 
have you in Carolina Hall. Both men and women will be accom- 
modated in this building since private baths are available. No 
charge will be made; however, you are requested to bring bed 
linens, pillows, towels, and clothes hangers since all new furnish- 
ings will not be installed by that time. 

With the opening of our new buildings, a record crowd is 
expected for Commencement, and we. are anxious to make proper 
arrangements for your pleasure and comfort. Will you, therefore, 
please make housing, class reunion breakfast, and alumni banquet 
reservations by May 23rd? Your cooperation will be appreciated. 

We are hoping that the following reunion classes will be well 
represented: 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1925, 1931, 1936, 1941; 
1946, and 1951. We are counting on you! 

Sincerely yours, 

Mrs. Ruth Gamble Boyd, '35 

Executive Secretary 



Elon Alumni News 

SOUTHERN CONVENTION CELEBRATES 1 OOTH BIRTHDAY AT HISTORIC UNION 
RIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 






The present Union Ridge Church is pictured upper left, while lower right shows the concrete block 
structure, built in 1908, which gave way to the present building. Upper right is Miss Lila Newman's 
sketch of the original log church which dates back to the American Revolution. Lower left is Miss 
Newman's sketch of the frame church, built in 182 8 and used until 1908, in which the Southern Con- 
vention was organized in 1856. 



It will be a case of history repeat- 
ing itself when the Southern Conven- 
tion of Congregational Christian 
Churches gathers for its centennial 
meeting at Union Ridge Church eight 
miles north of Burlington on May 1-3. 

The Union Ridge Church, with a 
history that dates back to he 1700's, 
was the scene of the organizational 
meeting of the Southern Convention 
in 1856. It will be something of a 
"homecoming" when the more than 
200 churches in the convention send 
delegates to the centennial session. 

The fact that the Southern Conven- 
tion was organized at Union Ridge 
100 years ago represents only one of 
the many ways in which the historic 
church has been a center of Congre- 
gational Christian growth. It has been 
the scene of many important denom- 
inational gatherings, and it was the 
Union Ridge church which saw the 
beginnings of Elon College and of 
"The Christian Sun," which is the 
official magazine of the Southern 
Convention. 

The history of Union Ridge within 
the Congregational Christian denom- 
ination dates from 1815, when Dr. 
James Watson deeded a tract of land 
to the congregation which was wor- 
shipping there, but there had been a 



meeting house there as early as 177G, 
nearly two decades before the Rev. 
James 0'K.elly founded the Christian 
denomination. 

A log building at the site in Revo- 
lutionary days bore the name of 
Union Meeting House, a name given 
because all ministers who believed in 
Jesus Christ, the crucifixion and the 
Trinity were privileged to preach 
there, and services were held by Epis- 
copalians, Methodists, Baptists and 
Christians at will.. The Christians. 
however, appear to have been strong- 
er than the others in that northern 
portion of Alamance County and took 
over the church in the early 1800's. 
Beautiful Modern Church 

The old log church building was 
replaced in 1827 by a frame building, 
which was in turn remodeled and 
enlarged in 1852. That structure 
served the congregation until 1908, 
when a larger church was built of 
concrete blocks. That church in turn 
was replaced a few years since by the 
beautiful brick edifice which now 
houses the Union Ridge congregation. 

The North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference met at Union Ridge in 1828 
and ten conference meetings have 
since been held there. It was at a 
Conference meeting there in 1842 that 



the plans were laid for publication of 
"The Christian Sun" as the official 
organ of the church, and in 1846 
plans were laid at Union Ridge for 
the organization a year later of the 
Southern Christian Association. Rev. 
Daniel W. Kerr, one of the outstand- 
ing pastors at Union Ridge, became 
the first editor of "The Christian 
Sun". 

Elon College Born There 

It was also from Union Ridge 
Church in 1849 that a letter was sent 
to suggest the establishment at Gra- 
ham of an educational institution that 
was later to become Elon College. 
The college itself was founded in 
1889 as an outgrowth of Graham In- 
stitute and still operates under the 
auspices of the Southern Convention 
of Congregational Christian churches. 

With such historic contributions to 
the Christian cause, it was fitting that 
Union Ridge should have been the 
scene in 1856 of the organization of 
the Southern Convention. The new 
organization itself came as an out- 
growth of disagreements between the 
northern and southern churches over 
the slavery question. Delegates at 
that organizational meeting were 

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Elon Alumni News 

Annual Commencement Program To Highlight Alumni Festivities 



Elon's sixty-sixth commencement 
program promises to be one of the 
finest in the history of the college. 
Advance reports indicate that a rec- 
ord number of alumni and guests will 
be on hand to participate in the open- 
ing of three long-awaited new build- 
ings on the campus. Let's all resolve 
now to attend the entire schedule of 
events, and enjoy the fun and fellow- 
ship which always results in the 
meeting of Elon College alumni. Your 
college is counting on your presence 
to help celebrate this milestone of 
progress in the history of our Alma 
Mater! 

Housing will be furnished in beau- 
tiful Carolina Hall, beginning Friday 
and continuing through graduation on 
Monday, for alumni and guests who 
make reservations. It is doubted that 
the building will be completely fur- 
nished by that time, but beds and 
mattresses will be installed. Guests 
are asked to bring pillows, bed linens, 
clothes hangers, and towels. Spacious 
closet space and connecting baths will 
make the two-room suites pleasant 
for both men and women. No charge 
will be made for the use of these fa- 
cilities. Meals will be available in the 
college dining hall at minimum rates 
Cor those who desire them. 

Festivities will get under way on 
Friday night, May 25th, at eight- 
thirty o'clock, in Alumni Memorial 
Gymnasium with a reception, given 
by President and Mrs. Leon Edgar 
Smith and the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation, honoring the class of 1956. 
The gymnasium will be converted into 
a scene of fantastic beauty for this 
gala occasion. More than seven hun- 
dred brilliantly lighted Japanese lan- 



terns will form a canopy over alumni 
and guests, and provide an appropri- 
ate setting for the evening's enter- 
tainment. 

Traditionally, representatives of re- 
union classes will stand in the re- 
ceiving line to greet fellow-alumni 
and seniors. At the first intermission, 
members of the graduating class will 
be announced as they form the senior 
figure. Dr. Smith will bid them fare- 
well, and present them to Jimmy 
Darden, alumni president, who will ac- 
cept them into membership of the 
General Association. 

Upon completion of the senior's 
first dance, refreshments will be serv- 
ed, and service will continue through- 
out the remainder of the evening. 
Dancing will follow for those who de- 
sire it. Others will sit on the side 




DR. J. R. KERNODLE, M. D., '3 



lines and enjoy fellowship with old 
friends and classmates. 

Alumni Day, which follows on Sat- 
urday, May 26th, will provide many 
opportunities for fun and fellowship 
among Elon College alumni. First, 
reunion class breakfasts will be serv- 
ed in Alamance Society Hall at nine 
o'clock for members of the classes of 
1896, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, 
1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946 and 1951. 
This will be followed by a picnic lun- 
cheon on the South Campus at twelve- 
thirty. 

The annual business meeting of the 
General Alumni Association, which is 
scheduled for two o'clock in Whitley 
Auditorium, will be presided over by 
Jimmy Darden. At three-thirty, Mc- 
Ewen Dining Hall, Virginia Hall, and 
Carolina Hall will be open for a grand 
inspection tour. You will be delighted 
with the modern and beautiful facili- 
ties which have been made possible 
for Elon students. 

The Elon College Band, under the 
direction of Prof. Dewey Stowers, 
will give a concert at five o'clock. 
Guests will then enter the McEwen 
dining hall at five-thirty for open 
house to meet the family of the late 
Mr. J. H. McEwen who made the erec- 
tion of this structure possible. At six 
o'clock the alumni banquet will be 
held in the upstairs Banquet Room of 
the new dining hall. 

Dr. John Robert Kernodle, '35, of 
Burlington, who is prominent in medi- 
cal circles and a state leader in the 
fight against cancer, will be the 
"Alumni Orator" at the banquet gath- 
ering. 

The day's activities will be climaxed 

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SOUTHERN CONVENTION CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY AT UNION RIDGE 



from churches in North Carolina and 
Virginia. 

The Union Ridge church has pio- 
neered in other movements, too, be- 
coming the first rural church in the 
North Carolina-Virginia Conference 
to retain a full-time pastor. Its Wo- 
man's Missionary Society dates back 
more than fifty years, and it has long 
had active organizations of laymen 
and young people. 

Has Had Outstanding Pastors 

There is no complete record of the 
early pastors at Union Ridge, but 
some of the most outstanding mini- 
sters in the Congregational Christian 
faith have served the church. Among 
those serving as pastor prior to the 
Civil War were the Revs. Thomas 
Reeves, George Walker, Daniel W. 



Kerr, Jesse Cole, James Turner, A. 
G. Anderson and Isaac N. Walters. 

Since 1861 the pastors at Union 
Ridge include the Revs. R. G. Tin- 
nin, E. W. Beale, W. S. Long, Alfred 
Isley, W. T. Herndon, P. H. Fleming, 
W. C. Wicker, C. C. Peel, J. W. Holt, 
W. L. Wells, W. M. Stevens, A. Grieg 
Ritchie and Kenneth Register, the 
last-named having held the pastorate 
since 1950. 

Many of these Union Ridge pastors 
were members of families prominent 
in this area of North Carolina, and 
some of them have gone on to wider 
fields of service, moving up to gain 
nationwide repute as pastors of larg- 
er churches. 

Nationally known church figures 



who will appear on the Convention 
program include Dr. Albert Buckner 
Coe, of Boston, Mass., moderator- 
general of the General Council of 
Congregational Christian Churches ; 
Dr. James E. Wagner, of Philadelphia, 
Pa., president of the Evangelical and 
Reformed Church. 

Officers of the Southern Convention 
who will direct the centennial ses- 
sions, include Dr. Jesse H. Dollar, '25, 
Newport News, Va., president; 
George D. Colclough, '26, Elon College, 
vice-president; Dr. Henry E. Robin- 
son, Burlington, secretary; Walter 
Lee Cooper, '40, Burlington, treasur- 
er; Miss Edna M. Fitch, '40, Burling- 
ton, assistant treasurer; and Dr. Wil- 
liam T. Scott, '24, Elon College, sup- 
erintendent. 



May Day Celebration Is Festive Occasion 




MRS. JEANNE P. GRIFFIN 

The story of development of mod- 
ern dance will form the theme of the 
annual May Day pageant, which will 
be presented in the oval on the South 
Campus Saturday afternoon, May 5, 
at three o'clock. The pageant, cen- 
tering about the coronation of the 
May Queen, will be under the direc- 
tion of Mrs. Jeanne Pittman Griffin, 
'51, director of women's physical edu- 
cation. 

A talent show and two dances will 
add much fun for students during the 
traditional May Day week end, ac- 
cording to Furman Moseley, who is 
winding up his service as president 
of the student government. 

The "Elon Follies of 1956," to be 
staged in Mooney Chapel on Friday 
night, will take the form of a talent 
show, in which members of various 
student organizations will be com- 
peting for cash prizes. The "Follies" 
will be followed by an informal dance 
in the Student Union, with dancing 
to the tunes of the Rhythmnaires. 

Ruling as Queen of May will be 
Carolyn Abernathy, with Funnan 
Mosely sharing royal honors as the 
king. Carolyn's parents are Rufus 
and Peggy Hinshaw Abernathy, both 
graduates of the Class of 1933. Pa- 
mela Jordan, of Burlington, will be 
flower girl, while Gray Griffin, whose 
mother directs the pageant, will be 
crown bearer. 

Chief attendants for the royal pair 
will be Shirley Cox, as maid-of-honor, 



escorted by Warren Allen, while the 
senior attendants will be Barbara 
Garden and Ann Puckett, escorted by 
Hugh Citty and Bobby Green. Junior 
attendants will be Evelyn Fritts and 
Margaret Patillo, escorted by Eddie 
Bridges and Jimmy Crump. 

Preliminary to the coronation will 
he a concert by the Elon Band. 
Promptly at 3:30 the National An- 
them will herald the arrival of the 
royal court, after which the queen 
will be crowned by Larry Barnes, 
newly elected president of the stu- 
dent government. 

Larry Barnes will also serve as nar- 
rator for the pageant, which will be 
staged as entertainment for the king 
and queen and their royal attendants. 
The pageant itself will center around 
Mary Eaking, who does the Dream- 
er's Dance and then dreams the other 
dances which follow. Other modern 
dances include the waltz, the polka, 
the Charleston, the Big Apple, and 
the jitterbug. Closing number will be 
the traditional winding of the May 
Pole. 

The week end celebration will be 
climaxed Saturday night by the an- 
nual spring formal, with music by the 
Southerners. Tables and chairs will 
be provided for 400 people, with dec- 
orations to follow the modern dance 
theme of the May Day Pageant. 



CHEMISTRY STUDENTS 
RECEIVE FELLOWSHIPS 

Jimmy Holt Bell, Burlington, and 
Albert Cale, Jr., of Windsor, senior 
majors in the field of chemistry, have 
just been awarded graduate fellow- 
ships for advanced study in chemistry 
according to an announcement to the 
faculty of the Elon Chemistry De- 
partment. Each of them has been 
honor students and active leaders in 
the Chemistry Club. 

Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving 
Bell, of Burlington, has a $1,500 fel- 
lowship at the University of North 
Carolina; while Cale, son of Mi-, ami 
Mrs. Albert Cale, of Windsor, has a 
$1,200 fellowship at the University of 
South Carolina. Each of them plans to 
pursue advanced work in chemistry 
next year. The awards to Bell and 
Cale marked the third successive year 
that Elon chemistry majors have re- 
ceived attractive graduate fellow- 
ships. 



Elon Alumni News 
— COMMENCEMENT — 

Continued from Page 3) 

by a delightful outdoor theater pro- 
duction, by the Elon Players, of 
Shakespeare's "The Tempest," under 
the direction of Prof. M. E. Wooton, 
Jr. 

Baccalaureate services will be held 
on Sunday morning, May 27th, at 
eleven-thirty in Whitley Auditorium. 
Dr. John MacKay, president of Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary, ranked as 
one of the nation's outstanding church 
leaders, will deliver the sermon. The 
speaker, who will be at Elon for the 
first time, was a classmate at Prince- 
ton of Dr Smith. 

Vesper Recital will be held at four 
o'clock in Whitley followed by an Ora- 
torio at eight-thirty. 

Graduating exercises are scheduled 
for ten-thirty on Monday morning, 
May 28. Representative Walter Judd 
of Minnesota, who was at one time 
a medical missionary, will deliver the 
address. He has delivered the bacca- 
laureate address at Elon on two pre- 
vious occasions 10 years or more ago, 
and is in great demand as a speaker. 
A luncheon for the Board of Trustees 
and special guests will be held at 
twelve noon, followed by the annual 
meeting of the Board of Trustees at 
one-thirty. 

Since a record number of alumni 
and guests are expected for the va- 
rious commencement events, won't 
you please make reservations today 
by writing to the Alumni Secretary, 
P O. Box 305, Elon College, N C 



NEW LEADERS 
INSTALLED BY SCA 

The Student Christian Association 
installed its new officers for the 1956 
-57 college year at special ceremonies 
on Sunday, May 6th. The new presi- 
dent is Sylvia Smith, of Henderson, 
who succeeds to the post held this 
year by Meryle Mauldin, of Winston 
-Salem. 

Other officers are Patricia Coghill, 
of Henderson, vice president; Martha 
Langley, of Staley, secretary; and 
Lewis Wilkins, of Lenning, Va., 
treasurer. Commission chairman are 
Guy Lambert, of Providence, R. L, 
Religious Life; Joyce Myers, of Phil- 
adelphia, Pa., Campus Affairs; and 
Douglas Albert, of Lahore, Pakistan, 
World Order. 

The Student Christian Association 
sponsors many of the religious and 
social programs that are held for 
students on the Elon campus. 



Elon Alumni News 

Faculty Briefs 

Dr. William M. Brown, Professor of 
Social Science, was one of three South 
Atlantic civilian leaders who was in- 
vited by the Secretary of Defense to 
be observers during the annual Ma- 
rine maneuvers in the Puerto Rican 
area recently. 

Dr. J. Earl Daniely, Dean, has been 
elected Chairman of the Layman's 
Fellowship of the Southern Conven- 
tion. 

Dr. Scott Boyd, Chairman of the 
Dept. of Physical Education, recently 
attended the annual meeting of the 
Southern District of American Assoc, 
of Health, Physical Education, and 
Recreation in Nashville, Tenn. He 
was named vice-chairman of the Pub- 
lic Relations Section and will serve 
on the Registration committee for the 
next annual meeting which will be 
held in Asheville. 

Miss Hazel Walker, Registrar, at- 
tended the annual National Conven- 
tion of the American Association of 
Collegiate Registrars in Detroit, Mi- 
chigan, April 16-19. 

Coach G. L. "Doc" Mathis was 
named as "Basketball Coach of the 
year" by the Carolinas N. A. I. A. 

Prof. John Foster West, English 
Dept., has been awarded a grant for 
advanced study during the summer at. 
the University of N. C. 

Prof. William T. Reece, Business 
Dept., was awarded the C. P. A. de- 
gree by the North Carolina Board of 
Certified Public Accountants in Feb- 
ruary. 



Fire Destroys South Dormitory 
During Spring Holidays 



Flames which started in a base- 
ment furnace room gutted South 
Dormitory about 3 o'clock on Thurs- 
day morning, April 5th. The blaze 
occurred during the annual spring- 
holidays, which accounted for the 
fact that only two students were in 
the structure. The remainder of the 
usual occupants were at home for 
the holidays. 

All of the twenty-four rooms in 
the two-story brick building, which 
was located across the railroad at the 
southwest corner of the campus, were 
damaged by the fire, water or smoke. 
The blaze, which proved quite stub- 
born was first brought under control 
about daybreak, but it broke out 
again about 7 o'clock that morning' 
and required the firemen's attention 
for another hour. 

The interior of the dormitory was 
completely wrecked by the blaze, and 
the brick exterior walls were cracked 
in several places. Dr. Leon Smith, who 
was unable to estimate the damages 
at the time of the blaze has not yet 



announced whether any effort will be 
made to rebuild the structure. 

The only students sleeping in the 
dormitory at the time were Chang 
Gill Kim, one of several Korean stu- 
dents now attending Elon, and Sam- 
uel Brady, of Bennett. Kim, who 
found out what a bomb sounds like 
during the Korean War, said he was 
awakened by an explosion, apparently 
from the basement, and that he 
thought at first that it was a bomb. 
However, he soon realized where he 
was, and he said, "I knew that 
there would not be a bomb in Ameri- 
ca." 

The dormitory housed 47 students. 
The Old Bank Building, also used as 
a dormitory, was not damaged, al- 
though it is located quite near South 
Dorm. 

South Dormitory was originally 
built about forty years ago and was 
used by the Southern Convention of 
the Congregational Christian churches 
as a printing house. It was taken 
over for use as a dormitory about 
IS or 19 years ago. 




Mr. and Mrs. Benton Charles Nelms 
of Jacksonville, III., announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Miss 
Elizabeth Richmond Nelms of Elon 
College, and Wayne Thompson Moore, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fletcher 
Moore of Burlington. The wedding 
is planned for early autumn. 

Wayne, '49, who studied last year in 
Vienna, Austria, and is currently 
working on the doctorate at Columbia 
University, was a member of the Elon 
music faculty for two years. 




WAYNE MOORE 



MISS ELIZABETH NELMS 



Elon Alumni News 




1895 

Miss Hontas Rawles, Route 3, Box 
560, Suffolk, Va., is recuperating af- 
ter an illness. 

1907 

The Rev. G. O. Lankford is a re- 
tired minister who makes his home in 
Elon College. 

1910 

C. F. Best is a resident of Frank- 
linton. 

1911 

Arnold C. Hall is making his home 
at 1018 Edgewood Ave., Burlington. 
1913 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Webb reside at 
616 West Washington St., Suffolk. Va. 
Mrs. Webb is the former Mary Wil- 
liams. • ■ 
1914 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Myrick, '14 
and '21, are residing at 4801 Newport 
Ave., Norfolk 8, Va. She is the form- 
er Lucille Manning. 

Grace Rollings Scott is making her 
home in Staunton, Va. 

Viola V. Rollings is a resident of 
311 North Piedmont St., Arlington 3, 
Va. 

1915 

The Rev. E. T. Cotton, minister of 
Plymouth Congregational Church, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, was surprised re- 
cently by the gift of a beautiful gold 
watch in appreciation of his 20 years 
of service as minister of this church. 
His address is 3744 Glenway Ave., 
Cincinnati 5, Ohio. 

1926 

Foy Matlock teaches in Winston- 
Salem and resides at 2330 Westfield 
Ave. 

Mr. and Mrs. George C. White are 
living in Waverly, Va., where he is 
employed by the post office. Their 
daughter is Mrs. John W. Guy, III. 
of Stratford, Conn. Mrs. White is the 
former Judith Black, '27. 
1927 

Dr. Darden W. Jones is a resident 
of Franklin, Va. 

Gladys Yates, chairman of the So- 
cial Studies Dept of Suffolk High 
School, was elected president of the 
Suffolk Alumni Chapter at the an- 
nual dinner meeting on April 18. Mrs. 
James F. Darden, the former Virginia 
Jeffreys, '44, was named secretary- 
treasurer. 

1928 

Clyde Hahn, in addition to his reg- 
ular work as advertising director for 
Prago-Guyes in Greensboro, conducts 
a weekly radio program devoted to 
real jazz on Station WGBG in Greens- 



With The Classes 
Necrology 



Mrs. J. C. West, nee Katie Beamon, 
died suddenly -in Suffolk on February 
27th. Funeral services were held Feb- 
ruary 29th at the Oxford Methodist 
Church. 

Notice has been received of the 
death of Mrs. T. Justin Stewart. 1870 
Wyoming Ave., N. W., Washington, 
D. C. The date is unknown. 

Mr. John P. Lee, '96, of Suffolk, 
Va., died suddenly of a heart attack 
at Obici Hospital on March 13th. Ho 
was in the real estate business for 25 
years, and was an active member of 
the Suffolk Christian Church. 

Mr. Olon M. Elder, 1801 Exeter 
Ave., S., Bessemer, Ala., died Feb- 
ruary 10, 1956 in a Birmingham hos- 
pital. 

Mr. Oscar Calvin Brantley, '39. 
died in Columbia, S. C. in February. 
1956. He was an adjuster with the 
General Adjustment Bureau, and was 
a member and deacon of Rose Hill 
Presbyterian Church. 

Mrs. J. A. Blanton, nee Mary Lou 
Walters, '06, of Miami. Fla., died 
September 7, 1954. 



boro. He uses records from his private 
collection, some of which date back 
to the beginning of recorded jazz. His 
address is "The Old Hahnstead." 
Pleasant Garden. 

1936 

Ernest E. Askew, principal of 
Gatesville High School, has been 
awarded the Master of Arts degree 
in administration by Columbia Uni- 
versity. 

Mrs. Rebecca Smith Wild is work- 
ing on the Ph. D. Degree at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 
1937 

Captain and Mrs. L. A. Siminson 
and their two children expect to re- 
turn to the States on May 15. They 
have been in Italy for the past three 
years, where Capt. Siminson was with 
the U. S. Air Force. They will spend 
several days in Elon College with 
Mrs. Siminson's mother, Mrs. S. W. 
Caddell. Mrs. Siminson is the former 
Nancy Caddell. 

1940 

The Rev. Duane N. Vore is pastor 
of the First Congregational Church 
in Battle Creek, Mich. He and his 
wife, the former Marguerite Black- 
man, '37, live at 145 Capital Ave., N. 



E. with their children, David, 15; 
Stephen, 13; Sherrill, 7; and Rebecca, 
3. 

1941 

Major Lawson P. Wynne and his 
family have returned to Gibson ville 
after a two year tour of duty in Alas- 
ka. He has been in the Air Force since 
1941, and his next assignement will 
be in the Pentagon in Washington. 
D. C. 

Major Wynne is married to the form- 
er Leone Kyle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 
and they have two daughters, Wendy. 
4, and Penny, 6. 

1942 

John W. Archer makes his home 
at 1630 Maple Ave., Albemarle. 
1945 

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Thompson have 
leased the Shoreham Hotel, 18th St.. 
Virginia Beach, Va., and would be 
pleased to welcome Elon alumni any 
time. Mrs. Thompson is the former 
Mary Frances Oakley. 
1946 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clapp are liv- 
ing at 1830 Kenwood Ave., Kingsport. 
Tenn. Mrs. Clapp is the former Patsy 
Ruth Wrenn, '47. 

1947 

Mr. and Mrs. David Darden have 
moved into their new home on Wind- 
sor Road, Suffolk, Va. Their children 
are David, Jr., 8; Jack, 6; Dwight, 3: 
and Betty Lynn, 2. Mrs. Darden is 
the former Dorothy Williams. 

Dorothy Jean Salmons, Burlington 
teacher, resides at Apt. 18, Stafford 
Hall, Burlington. 

1949 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lassiter, 
formerly of Suffolk, Va., are living 
in Raleigh where he is assistant man- 
ager of the Raleigh Branch offfice of 
Retail Credit Co. 

Mrs. Lassiter, nee Dorothy Brink- 
ley, is active in church and commun- 
ity work. They reside at 2319 Bernard 
St. with sons, James Albert, Jr., 2, 
and Phillip Wayne, 1. 
1951 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Petrey are 
living at 6656 Georgia Ave., N. W.. 
Washington 12, D. C. She is the form- 
er Rosemond Bromley, '52. 
1952 

Helen Jackson is attending the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill where she is working on the Mas- 
ter's degree in Education. 

William R. Sinclair is fire preven- 
tion engineer for the Liberty Mutual 
Fire Insurance Co. He is married to 
(Continued on Page 12) 



Elon Alumni News 



Many Little Christians Added To List 



Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Fuller, Jr., '46, 
of Henderson, announce the arrival of 
Patricia Lee on May 1, 1955. 

Esther May was born December fi 
to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Corbett of 
Route 2, Halifax. Mi-s. Corbett is the 
former Virginia May, '43 Commercial, 
of Burlington. 

James Francis was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward Van Sickler, October 
19, 1955. He is living with his parents 
and brother, Edward Pollard Van 
Sickler, III, who was born November 
15, 1953, at 311 Bland Blvd., Burling- 
ton. 

Mrs. Van Sickler, '51, is the form- 
er Virginia Pla. Her husband, who 
was graduated from State in 1950, is 
a project-planning engineer for Wes- 
tern Electric in Burlington. 

Teresa Lynn was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Alfred "Spec" Male, May 31, 
1955 at Fort Bliss, Texas. "Spec" has 
completed his tour of army duty and 
returned to Elon College. 

Mr. and Mrs. Garland Fulton, Lake- 
side Dr., Sanford, announce the birth 
of Kathy Garland on September 14, 
1955. 

John William Claytor, Jr., was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Claytor on 
February 22, 1954. 

They are living at 201 S. Thomp- 
son St., Shelby. 

Charlene Elizabeth Freeman was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson W. Free- 
man, 209 Opie Rd., South Hill, Va., 
July 12, 1954. Mrs. Freeman is the 
former Charlotte Catherine Mathews, 
'51. Her husband is an automobile 
dealer. 

Charlotte Kent was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Voight F. Morgan, Leaksville, 
March 4, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Deward W. Hooker 
of Chapel Hill Road, Graham, an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Robert Le- 
wis, on May 23, 1955. 

Mrs. Hooker is the former Martha 
Ellen Johnson, '51. Deward is con- 
nected with the Bur-Gra Motor Com- 
pany in Burlington. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Hall Brooks of 
Henderson announce the birth of a 
daughter, Emma, on May 20, 1955. 
Mrs. Brooks is the former Myra Huff. 
Hall is manager of the Employment 
Security Office in Henderson. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Bland A. Lee- 
brick of Route 1, Brown Summit, an- 
nouce the arrival of a son on May 11, 



1955. Bland is pastor of Apple's Cha- 
pel Church of Gibsonville. Mrs. Lee- 
brick is the former Anne Griffin, '48. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Hol- 
lowell, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., announce 
the arrival of Edward Thomas, Jr., on 
January 17, 1955. Mrs. Hollowell, '49, 
is the former Raven Lenelle Fuller 
of Henderson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Reid announce 
the birth of a son, Howard Louis, on 
August 22, 1955. Mrs. Reid is the 
former Virginia Poythress of La- 
Crosse, Va. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas W. 
Madren, '54, of Clayton announce the 
birth of a daughter, Melody Joye on 
July 25, 1955. Mrs. Madren is the 
former Patsy Fuller of Henderson. 
'57. 

Mr. and Mrs. Claudy A. Fowler, 
Burlington, announce the birth of a 
son, Gregory Lynn, on February 1. 
Mr. Fowler is a junior at Elon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hunter Carl- 
ton, '52, Vets Apts., announce the 
birth of a son, Guy Hunter, on April 
1, 1955. Mrs. Carlton is the former 
Betty Cobb, '52. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mitchell, '55, 
announce the arrival of a daughter, 
Sherry, on April 8, 1955. They are 
living at 926 Washington St., Burling- 
ton. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Danieley, '46 and 
''49, Elon College, announce the birth 
of their second son, Mark Samuel, on 
July 6, 1955. Mrs. Danieley is the 
former Verona Daniels. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barron, Vets 
Apts., announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Marlene, on November 6, 1955. 
Tom is a member of the junior class 
at Elon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Biangardi, '53, 
announce the arrival of a daughter, 
Ellen Marie, on January 28. They are 
living in Middleburg where Fred 
teaches and coaches in high school. 

Michael Louis Roshelli was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Lou Roshelli on Feb. 
20, 1955. Lou, '53, teaches and coaches 
at Graham High School, and Mrs. 
Roshelli, the former Jane Upchurch, 
'51, teaches private piano lessons. 
They are making their home in Gra- 
ham. 

Stephan Michael Gero was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Sal Gero on December 
13. Sal, '53, is teaching at Elon High 
School, and they are making their 
home at Route 6, Tucker St. Exten- 
sion, Burlington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Baxter, Jr., 
Burlington, announce the birth of a 
son, John Clifton, on January 13. 



Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Twiddy of 
Elon College announce the birth of 
a daughter on Dec. 13. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Brafford of 
Elon College, N. C., announce the 
birth of a daughter March 15. Mr. 
Brafford was graduated in 1950. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pugh, Vets 
Apts., announce the arrival of a son 
on April 28. 

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Manzi, 1913 
Independence Road, Greensboro, an- 
nounce the arrival of Linda Marie on 
April 12. Mrs. Manzi is the former 
Jackie Royals. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Atkinson, Vets 
Apts., announce the arrival of Sheree 
Leigh on April 10. 



HISTORY MAJORS 
GIVEN SCHOLARSHIPS 

Four Elon seniors, all of whom 
have majored in history and all mem- 
bers of Pi Gamma Mu, national soc- 
cial science honor society, have been 
awarded graduate scholarships for the 
coming 1956-57 colleg'e year, accord- 
ing to an announcement from Dr. H. 
H. Cunningham, chairman of the Elon 
History Department. 

Terry Emerson, of Lewes Beach, 
Del., was awarded one of five i - e- 
gional scholarships by the Duke Uni- 
versity School of Law. The award, 
based upon a candidate's chai'acter, 
personality, leadership and intellec- 
tual ability, is for $1,000 and is re- 
newable for two succeeding years. 

Kenneth Lambert, of Norfolk, Va., 
has a choice between the Goodwin 
Memorial Law Scholarship at William 
and Mary, valued at $1,000 annually 
and renewable for two additional 
years, and a $1,200 graduate fellow- 
ship in Southern History at the Uni- 
versity of Georgia. 

Robert Baxter, of Burlington, has 
been awarded a $700 scholarship in 
the Duke University School of Law 
and will enter the freshman law 
class there in September of this year. 

Robert Robertson, also of Burling- 
ton, has been awarded a regional 
scholarship valued at $550 per year 
or $1,650 for three years for the Ba- 
chelor of Law Degree at Tulane Uni- 
versity School of Law. Such scholar- 
ships are open only to honor students 
of selected American colleges, and 
there is keen competition for such 
awards. 



—7 



Elon Alumni News 



SPORTUGHT' 



by Gary Thompson 




Once again it is spring-time at 
Elon College. And with the coming ot 
spring, we find that basebail, golf, 
tennis and track have replaced basket 
ball in the center of the sports stage 
here at the Christian institution. 

For baseball, things are not so 
bright at this juncture of the season 
as had been hoped. The Christian dia- 
mond outfit has not tared quite as 
well thus tar in 1956 as has oeen the 
case in seasons past. 

Coach Doc Mathis, beginning his 
third season as head baseball mentor, 
has definitely had the accent on 
youth in the bid for North State Con- 
ference honors this year. 

Captain Nick Thompson, the peppy 
senior shortstop from Burlington, has 
been pacing the baseballer regulars 
on the basis of facts and figures. In 
addition to leading- the batting with 
a .413 mark, he's tied with Bob- 
by Green, a senior from Brown Sum- 
mit, for the all-important runs bat- 
ted-in honors. Both boys are all-con- 
ference stars and have been main 
stays on the diamond this season. 

Batting statistics of the leading 
players follows: 

Thompson 

Henderson 

Medley 

G. Watts 

Holt 

Hobgood 

Green 

Lichok 

Delgais 

Carcaterra 

Myers 

The "Big Four" of last year's pitch- 
ing staff are gone. But Jack Hen- 
derson, Bill Ross and Gilbert Watts 
could well be the men to replace 
their memory. With the season rec- 
ord showing eight wins and four de- 
feats as we go to press, Henderson, 
Ross and Watts had chalked two 
mound victories each, while single 
wins were credited to Frank Goss and 
Corbitt Hartley. Henderson and Ross 
had suffered two defeats apiece. 

A name to remember from this 



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TENNIS 

Elon 3, Lynchburg 4. 
i-Jon-Lynchburg (Rain) 
Elon 2, A. C. C. 5. 
Elon 6, Appalachian 1. 
Elon 2, High Point 5. 
Elon 1, East Carolina 6. 
Elon Li, Guilord 5. 
nlon 6, Appalachian 1. 
Elon 5, Lenoir Rhyne 2. 
Elon 0, Guilford 7. 
El. in 0, High Point 7. 

Remaining Meets 
May 2 — East Carolina, home. 
May 3— A. C. C, away. 
May 4 — Lenoir Rhyne, home. 
May 10-11 — Conference tourney. 

GOLF 

Elon 12 1-2, Guilford 5 1-2. 

Elon 17, Catawba 1. 

£.lon 17, Lynchburg 1. 

Elon 14, Guilford 4. 

Elon 16 1-2,' E. Carolina 1 1-2. 

Elon-Lynchburg (Rain). 

Lion 13 1-2, Appalachian 4 1-2. 

Elon 15, High Point 3. 

Elon 15 1-2, Appalachian 2 1-2. 

Elon 15, Catawba 3. 

Elon 15 1-2, High Point 2 1-2. 

Remaining Meets 
May 1 — East Carolina, home. 
May 3 — A. C. C, away. 
May 7-8 — Conference Tourney. 

TRACK 
Elon 16 3-4, Roanoke 114 1-4. 

Remaining Meets 
April 21 — High Point, home. 
April 28— A. C. C, home. 
May 1 — Lynchburg, home. 
May 4 — Lenoir Rhyne, home. 
May 7 — A. C. C, away 
May 12 — Conference Meet. 

year's ball club is Gilbert Watts. He 
is a freshman right-hander who hails 
from Laurinburg. Watts could prove 
to be one of Elon's most outstand- 
ing diamond performers. 



The Elon golfers, boasting the 
strongest combination of divot-dig- 
gers in Fighting Christian history, 
have clinched the North State Confer- 
ence Crown. 

Bobby Loy, who makes his home in 
Burlington, and Jimmy Leighton, a 
Durham swinger, were the top men 
for the Christian links squad a year 
ago. 

This year a couple of talented 
freshmen with Loy and Leighton 
carried the Elon golf colors. The 
freshmen are Freddy Lloyd, who also 
hails from Durham, and Henry Lan- 
dress, who calls Leaksville his home. 

The famous "Four L's," as they are 



called, will be around Elon for a while 
yet and it looks like fine years are 
ahead for old i Jon in that game which 
long ago became an old Scottish cus- 
tom. 

Coach Scott Boyd is to be congrat- 
ulated on helping to make minor 
sports at Christianville major ones. 

The bright spot of the year for 
the Elon tennis team came on an 
invasion of the western end of the 
North State Conference, during 
which the Christians grabbed off suc- 
cessive victories over Appalachian and 
i^enoir Rhyne. The Christians had 
previously defeated the n.ountaineers 
in a match here. 

Both victories over the App netters 
were by 6 to 1 scores, with l^lon win- 
ning five singles and both doubles, 
each by a 5-2 margin, with the Lhrist- 
ians claiming three of five singles and 
both doubles matches. They were ex- 
pected to defeat Lenoir Rhyne in the 
final match of the year at Elon. 

The other matches have found the 
Christians out gunned by the opposi- 
tion, but match scores have been close 
in many instances. 



The Elon track team, which gained 
a place in the athletic spotlight by 
winning three of four meets and tak- 
ing the North State Conference 
Championship last year, has really 
come into its own this spring. 

As this paper is inked, we have 
little knowledge as to how the cin- 
dermen will fare in the 1956 season. 
But Elon's sportmen have already 
won two of the six North State Con- 
ference Championships, and it looks 
as if Coach "Sid" Varney's cinder 
squad will make it three. 



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4, Williams 3. 
13, Williams 3. 
6, Wittenberg 4. 
2, West Carolina 9 

I, West Carolina 5. 

- Lenoir-Rhyne (Rain). 

9, High Point 8. 

8, Guilford 9. 

Lenoir Rhyne (Wet Grounds). 

6, A. C. C. 'I- 

High Point (Rain) 

II, Guilford 1. 
K, A. C. C. 3. 

I I. Appalachian •">. 

5, Catawba 8. 

11, East Carolina •>. 
Pfeiffer (Rain). 

Remaining (James 
3 — Appalachian, away. 
8 — Catawba, home. 
10 — East Carolina, home. 
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Report of Dues for 1955 and 1956 



1892 

Caleb D. West $10.00 

1894 
Rowena Moffitt Morris 10.00 

1895 
Hontas Rawles 10.00 

1896 

John P. Lee 5.00 

Ella Boone Saunders 5.00 

1897 
W. J. Ballentine 5.00 

1898 
Robert H. Porter 5.00 

1899 
Jennie Holland Trotman 5.00 

1901 
Annie Kernodle Burke 5.00 

B. Guy Porter 10.00 

1902 

Annie Staley Calhoun 10.00 

Mary Watson Chandler 10.00 

Mamie Holland Leathers 5.00 

1903 

Mrs. J. E. Rawls 10.00 

1904 

G. C. Davidson 5.00 

John B. Stratford 5.00 

1905 

D. M. Davidson 5.00 

H. M. Holland _ 10.00 

1906 

Goldie Holland Britt 5.00 

Stella Clements Green 5.00 

C. A. Hines - . 20.00 

Ruth Jones Kernodle 5.00 

1907 

J. R. Kirk ... 50.00 

A. Lucius Lincoln „ 5.00 

H. M. Loy 10.00 

V. C. Pritchett 10.00 

Ella Brunk Smith 10.00 

Alma Newman Young 5.00 

1908 

Charles C. Howell - 15.00 

Virgie Holland McOlenny 5.00 

1909 

Stanley C. Harrell - 5.00 

J. D. McClenny _ 5.00 

A. T. West „ 5.00 

1910 
Dr. A. C. Hall, Greensboro 

C. F. Best 5.00 

Lovie Floyd Carter 5.00 

Carrie Boyd Dees 5.00 

W. W. Elder 10.00 

Alonzo C. Hall 5.00 

Macie Farmer Hall . 5.00 

Mrs. E. B. Huffine 10.00 

Leon E. Smith - 10.00 

1911 
Russell A. Campbell, Gettysburg, Pa. 

R. A. Campbell - 20.00 

Arnold C. Hall „ 10.00 

Bessie McPherson Harris 5.00 



Vitus Holt 5.00 

John I. Ingle 10.00 

Beulah Foster McPherson 5.00 

M. W. McPherson 5.00 

Lila Clare Newman 5.00 

Edith Walker 5.00 

1912 
Mrs. A. T. Banks, Yadkinville 

Jewel Michael Banks 5.00 

Lois Davidson Campbell 20.00 

E. L. Daughtry 5.C0 

Winnie Dale Durant 5.00 

Calvin J. Felton 5.00 

Ethel Durant Lassiter 10.C0 

Annie L. Satterfield 5.00 

1913 
Mrs. W. A. Fonvielle, Wilmington 

Pearl Fogleman Fonvielle 12.50 

A. L. Hook 5.00 

Annie Bagwell Johnson 10.00 

Helen Lawrence - &.00 

Pearl Tuck „ 5.00 

J. C. Webb 5.00 

Mary Williams Webb 5.00 

W. S. Wicker 10.00 

1914 
Mrs. William A. Jones, Franklin, Va. 

Blanche Newland Baker 10.00 

Jessie Dawson Hook 5.00 

Emma Holland Jones 5.00 

Fred My rick 5.00 

Viola Rollings 10.00 

Grace Rollings Scott 5.00 

1915 
Mrs. C. C. Johnson, Elon College 

Edward T. Cotton 10.00 

A. H. Champion 5.00 

John L. Farmer 5.00 

Beatrice Mason Gay 5.00 

R. K. Hancock 10.00 

Pearl Jones Hancock 10.00 

I. Paul Ingle 10.00 

Thompsie Holland Porter 10.00 

1916 
Russell T. Bradford, Suffolk, Va. 

S. T. Holland 10.00 

Ruth Johnson 5.00 

Myrtle Moser - - 5.00 

1917 
Rev. J. F. Apple, Henderson 

J. F. Apple 10.00 

J. L. Crumpton 5.00 

H. Shehton Smith 5.00 

John G. Truitt 5.00 

W. J. B. Truitt 5.00 

Elizabeth Smith Vaughn 5.00 

L. W. Vaughn, Jr 5.00 

Grace McCullers Yancey 10.00 

1918 
Mrs. David S. Coltrane, Raleigh 

Gertrude Browne - 10.00 

Lucille Johnston Cullers 10.00 

Fanny Dawson Castor 5.00 

i 



Lela Hayworth Coltrane 5.00 

Pretto Browne Crumpton 5.00 

W. A. Fonvielle 12.50 

Alberta Boone Harrell 5.00 

Mrs. J. E. Harward 5:00 

F. C. Lester - 5.00 

Joseph E. Massey 2.50 

Martha Dawson McDonald 5.00 

W. L. Monroe 50.00 

Azzie Gatling Rawls 5.00 

Grady M. Reed 5.00 

Gertrude Michael Salmons 5.00 

1919 
Rev. H. S. Hardcastle, Chuckatuck,Va. 

Pauline Lawrence Atkinson 10.00 

Howard S. Hardcastle 2.50 

Thomas E. Powell, Jr 10.00 

Alma Bowden Smith 5.00 

Maggie S. Taylor - 5.00 

Nannie Bruce Walker 5.00 

1920 
J. L. Floyd, Sr., Decatur, Ga. 

Mrs. J. Parker Cross 5.00 

D. H. Dofflemyer 5.00 

Josephine Farmer 10.00 

Mary Atkinson McCardell 5.00 

Thomas B. Parks 10.00 

Liiy Kimball Young 5.00 

Lois Atkinson Strusaeker 5.00 

T. R. Wall 5.00 

1921 
R:v. J. E. McCauley, Waverly, Va. 

Lucy Mandana Eldredge 10.00 

Lonnie B. Ezell 5.00 

Janice Fulgham Gilliam 10.00 

William E. Harward 5.00 

C. R. Hutchison 10.C0 

B. B. Johnson 10.00 

H. W. Johnson 5.00 

Lizzie Lewis - - 5.00 

Watson Lambeth 5.00 

Lucille Manning Myrick 5.00 

J. E. McCauley 5.00 

J. B. Newman 10.00 

Zula Murray Smith 5.00 

Rosa Brannock Sutherland 5.00 

1922 
Nannie D. Reitzel, Elon College 

Delores Morrow Barnwell 10.00 

Margaret Tate Barker 2.50 

R. L. Bunch 5.00 

Fred J. Garvey 5.00 

Oscar B. Gorman - - 5.00 

Mary Miller Hardcastle - 2.50 

Marguerite Youman Massey 2.50 

Bessie Lewis McCauley 5.00 

John D. Messick 10.00 

N. G. Newman 10.00 

Fannie Gordon Rudd 5.00 

T. F. Rudd 5.00 

Bessie Holmes Robbins 5.00 

William Lee Rudd 5.00 

1923 
Grady Brown, Hillsboro 
Liezie Grey Chandler 5.00 

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REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED FOR 1955-1956 



Mabel Hinton Fesmire 5.00 

Mary Holland Kelley 5.00 

L. J. Perry 10.00 

W. W. Sellers - 10.00 

George D. Underwood 5.00 

Lois Holland Underwood - 5.00 

M. J. W. White - 5.00 

Margaret Moring Wilkins 15.00 

1924 
J. Mark McAdams, Elon College 

Dorothy Hiatt Albritton - 5.00 

Joseph T. Banks - 5.00 

J. R. Barker 2.50 

L. E. Fesmire 5.00 

Nannie Aldridgo Fonville 5.00 

Harold C. Hainer 5.C0 

Archie H. Hook 5.00 

G. C. Mann 5.00 

M. L. Patrick 7.50 

. 1925 
Dr. Jesse H. Dollar, Newport News. 
Virginia 

Effie Bowden Butt 5.00 

Nettie Harris Cannon 5.00 

E. M. Cartel- 5.00 

Jesse H. Dollar 5.00 

W. C. Elder 20.00 

Mary Lee Foster 5.0.) 

Hubert Lee Isley 1.00 

Sallie Oliver Ligon - 5.00 

Zondel Myers Sechrest 5.00 

William B. Terrell - 15.00 

Louise Watkins - 5.00 

L. V. Watson 5.00 

1926 
Mrs. John G. Truitt, Elon College 

Guy E. Barker - -. 10.00 

Mary Price Broom 5.00 

J. E. Corbitt 10.00 

George Colclough 5.00 

Homer L. Foster - 5.00 

Clyde W. Gordon 10.00 

D. L. Harrell, Jr . 5.00 

James L. Lynch 5.00 

Margaret Ballontinc Lane 10.00 

Foy Matlock 5.00 

Adelia Jones Truitt _ 5.00 

George C. White - 5.00 

Rita Rothgeb White 5.00 

Dan B. Wicker - 20.00 

Ruth Crawford Wilkinson 10.00 

1927 
Dr. Darden W. Jones, Franklin, Va. & 
Mrs. E. H. Abell, Keidsville 

Vaughn Bowlin 5.00 

A. B. Fogleman 5.00 

Gwendolyn Patton Fogleman 5.00 



Nell Orr Gordon .. 
Darden W. Jones 
Atkin B. Johnson 
E. P. McLeod 



Charles E. Newman, Jr. .. 

Judith Black White 

T. Fred Wright 

Gladys H. Yates 5.00 

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10.00 

10.00 

5.00 

r,.oo 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 



1928 
Miss Caroline Powell, Elon College & 
Paul Hook, Fredericksburg, Va. 

Julia L. Clem 5.00 

Frances Turner Fonville 5.00 

Clyde Hahn 5.00 

Paul G. Hook 5.00 

Carrie Bell Kemodle Hackney 5.00 

E. W. McCauley 10.00 

Caroline E. Powell 5.00 

Georgia Amick Thompson 2.50 

Guy JL Veazey 5.00 

John Robert Walker 5.00 

Paul Walker 5.00 

1929 

W. P. Lawrence, Hamilton, Ohio & 
Mrs. M. T. Garren, Greensboro 

Fern Lasley Goldston 25.00 

Margaret Christine Hornaday ... 5.00 

Howard L. Hughes - 5.00 

David B. Long 10.00 

W. P. Lawrence 5.00 

Mary Brannock Rouse 5.00 

David W. Shepherd 5.00 

1930 
Roy M. Green, Walnut Cove 

Annie Holland Coggins 2.50 

Ralph Coggins 2.50 

W. H. Duncan 5.00 

R. M. Green 5.00 

Brock Jones 10.00 

Sidney F. Jackson 10.00 

Ruth Alexander Lawrence 5.00 

Paul R. Magee 5.00 

Eugene H. Thompson 2.50 

G. A. York 5.00 

1931 

Mrs. J. B. Newman, Burlington and 
Arthur L. Combs, liast Spencer 

Lois McAdams Bost - 5.00 

Sue Watts Colclough 5.00 

Arthur Lee Combs 5.00 

A. A. Dofflemyer 5.00 

Gladys White Freeman 5.00 

John M. Lowry 5.00 

Ann Rawls Newman 10.00 

Clara Sharpe Rountree - 5.00 

James E. Stewart 5.00 

Eugenia Green Wilson 5.00 

1932 
Mrs. Marvin Batchelor, Raleigh and 
Herman N. Truitt, Glen Raven 

Rena Maude Iseley 5.00 

W. Glenn Lewis 20.00 

Anna Britt MacGill - 10.00 

Edna Burton Passavant 5.00 

Roy A. Richardson - 5.00 

Roy E. Rollins 20.00 

Dorothy Bowden Shoffner 5.00 

Harrison O. Smith 5.00 

LaRue Brann Smith 5.00 

William G. Smith 5.00 

Mary Rudd Turner 5.00 

William It. Turner - 5.00 

Herman N. Truitt 5.00 



1933 
W. Thomas Arthur, Raleigh and Mrs. 
K. K. Hughes, Elon College 

Tom Arthur 5.00 

George Harris 5.C0 

Lucy Caddell Hughes 5.00 

Charles D. Johnston, Jr 5.00 

Barbara Chase Key 2.50 

Carl R. Key 2.50 

Nellie White Lally 5.00 

Mary Sue Rawls Parker 20.00 

John Hinton Rountree 5.00 

Alma Lamm Tatj 5.00 

1931 
Bradshaw Holland, Kannapolis, and 
Miss Thelma Morris, Roanoke, Va. 

Geneva Harrington Cameron 5.00 

George Chandler 20.00 

L. Conway Channing 5.00 

Fred Fite 5.00 

Clara Fogleman Griffin 5.00 

Stale y P. Gordon 5.00 

Kenneth K. Hughes 5.00 

Walter C. Latham 5.00 

Edward I. LeKites 10.00 

Frederick H. Miller 5.00 

F. Orva Perkins 5.00 

Alma A. Smith 5.00 

Marguerite Harris Waters 5.00 

N. B. Waters . 5.00 

Frances Chandler Wilkins 5.00 

1935 
Ben T. Holden, Charlotte, and Mrs. 
J. L. Rabon, Monroe 

William J. Andes 5.00 

John C. Griffin 5.00 

Ben T. Holden 10.00 

Margaret Kelbaugh Ferguson... 5.00 

J. R. Kemodle 10.00 

J. E. Rawls, Jr 10.00 

1936 
W. W. Kimball. Wilson, and Mrs. 
E. L, Smith, Elon College 

Louise Baynes Brooks 5.00 

Chester A. Hughes 5.00 

Waitus W. Howell 5.00 

Esther Cole Kernodle 10.00 

Ryland E. Johnson 10.00 

Esther Hoppenstedt Miller 10.00 

Helen Barney Smith 25.00 

Rebecca Smith Wild 10.00 

1937 
Rev. W. A. Grissom, Windsor, Va., & 
Mrs. E. (i. Wiley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Hilda Heatwole Brown 5.00 

Charles T. Evans, Jr 5.00 

W. A. Grissom 5.00 

Oka T. Hester 5.00 

William Ward Loy 5.00 

Pauline Oliver Lloyd 5.00 

Nancy Caddell Simonson 5.00 

Marguerite Blackmail Vore 5.00 

Marcella Ackenhausen Wiley 5.00 



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Elon Alumni News 



REPORT OF DUES CONTINUED FOR 1955-1956 



1938 

J. M. Cheshire, Sanford, and Rev. C. 
Legrand Moody, Rock Hill, S. C. 

John Lewis Beaver _ 5.00 

Hal Bradley 10.00 

James C. Brooks 5.00 

Lloyd Earley 10.00 

Geraldine Mangum Horton 5.00 

Charles E. Kernodle - 10.00 

Allen A. Lloyd 5.00 

William H. Maness 10.00 

John McBrayer 10.00 

C. Legrand Moody 5.00 

P. D. Pruden 15.00 

Margaret R. Smith 5.00 

1939 
A. C. Mastrobattisto, Bristol, Conn., & 
Rev. Melvin Dollar, S. Norfolk, Va. 

Richard S. Cromlish 5.00 

Thomas S. Earp 5.00 

Mattie Pickett Edwards 5.00 

James W. Gillespie - 5.00 

Juanita Waugh Harward 5.00 

Archie Israel 5.00 

Ona Mary Stephens Jones 2.50 

William T. Jones 2.50 

Albert C. Mastrobattisto 10.00 

W. S. Taylor 5.00 

1940 
Mrs. Howard C. Culbreth, Chapel Hill, 
and James F. Rogers, Burlington 

Ruth Anderson Anthony 5.00 

W. Hall Brooks 5.00 

James B. Congleton 10.00 

Walter Lee Cooper - 5.00 

Florine Ray Culbreth 5.00 

John L. Frye 10.00 

Andrew Wade Fuller 5.00 

Stafford Peebles, Sr 5.00 

Charles Holland Rawls 10.00 

James F. Rogers 5.00 

Duane N. Vore 5.00 

Imog-ene Lackey Watson 10.00 

James W. White 5.00 

1941 
Miss Mary Claytor, Hillsboro, and 
Samuel M. Rankin, Matthews 

John Lee Edwards 5.00 

Eugene A. Gordon 10.00 

Jack Garian 5.00 

Cephas G. Hook 5.00 

Allen A. Iseley 5.00 

Mary Frances Cochrane Longest 2.50 

W. Roland Longest - 2.50 

Charles W. Parker 5.00 

John H. Pearce - 20.00 

Clarence L. Powell 10.00 

Mary Pritchett 5.00 

Samuel Rankin - - 5.00 

Thomas H. Rudd 5.00 

J. B. Walker, Jr - 10.00 

1942 
Curry E. Bryan, Burlington, and Lt. 
Coram. H. C. Culbreth, Chapel Hill 

Clifton Talmadge Bean 5.00 

John William Archer 10.00 



Margaret J. Carroll 5.00 

Howard C. Culbreth 5.00 

J. C. Dillingham - - 5.00 

Fred Gilliam 5.00 

Pauline Apple Hayes 5.00 

James W. Heritage 5.00 

Alice Mangum Hovnaday 5.00 

Bernice Hartman McLeod 5.00 

Virginia Neal Peebles 5.00 

Marvin W. Phillips 10.00 

Emma Rasco 5.00 

Mary M. Scott ... 10.00 

Royall H. Spence 10.00 

1943 
Dr. J. W. Johnston, Burlington, and 
Harry Stolte, Millbrook, N. Y. 

Rena Black Appel 10.00 

Harry Leslie Baldwin 10.00 

Agnes Walker Boggus 5.00 

George Bullard 10.00 

Ray B. Cessna 10.00 

Virginia May Corbett 2.50 

James F. Darden 5.00 

James W. Johnston 10.00 

Elizabeth Manchester 5.00 

Welden T. Madren 5.00 

Luvene Holmes Spence 10.00 

Harry A. Stolte 10.00 

Helen Messick Willetts 15.00 

1944 
Mrs. James F. Darden, Suffolk, Va., 
& Mrs. E. R. Sellers, Falls Church, Va. 

Mark W. Andes 5.00 

Betty Lynch Bowman 2.50 

Sally Avery Bray 5.00 

William E. Butler, Jr - 5.00 

Richard L. Cubell 5.00 

Virginia Jeffries Darden 5.00 

Saiah Rice Poindexter 5.00 

Mildred Coble Sanders 5.00 

Marvin E. Walker 10.00 

1945 
Mrs. William Evans, Anderson, S. C, 
and Rev. Earl Farrell, Varina. 

Clarence F. Biddix 5.00 

Earl T. Farrell 5.00 

Henry Shepard Johnson 10.00 

Mary Frances Oakley Thompson 5.00 
Edna Rumley Walls 5.00 

1946 
Mrs. George Bullard, V.ebane 

Margaret Rawls Bullard 10.00 

J. William Clapp . 5.00 

Elizabeth Braddy Evans 5.00 

Dorothy M. Foltz 5.00 

Forrest C. Hall 5.00 

Lena Holt Hudson 5.00 

Eugene P. Poe - 2.50 

Florine Braxton Poe 2.50 

Ida Marie Parker - 5.00 

Alston R. Rives 5.00 

John H. Sunburn 5.00 

1947 

Miller Basnight, New Bern, and 
Lewis Nance, Greensboro 

Catherine Cooper Andes 5.00 

Dorothy Williams Darden - 5.00 



Henry T. Huff . 10.00 

Lewis A. Nance - 5.00 

Dorothy Jean Salmons 10.00 

1948 

D. B. Harrell, Jr., Elon College, and 
Mrs. I. H. Vickery, Henderson 

Margaret Hudson Anderson 5.00 

Alma Young Bragg 5.00 

Robert L. Ellis 5.00 

Jo Earp _ „ 5.00 

Anne Griffin Leebrick 2.50 

Voigt F. Morgan . 5.00 

Grace Ward Vickery 5.00 

1949 
Wallace L. Chandler, Richmond, Va., 
& Miss Jeanne Meredith, Waynesboro, 
Virginia 

Curtis W. Brown, Jr - 5.00 

Mary Griffin Butler - 5.00 

Wallace L. Chandler - 10.00 

Mills R. Everett 5.00 

Clyde L. Fields 5.00 

Lenelle Fuller Hollowell 5.00 

Dorothy Brinkley Lassiter 5.00 

James A. Lassiter 5.00 

Jeanne Meredith 5.00 

Hailey Vickery _ 5.00 

Max Ward „ 20.00 

James C. Washburn, Jr 5.00 

James B. Widenhouse 10.00 

1950 
Richard Painter, Luray, Va., and Mrs. 
Arthur Fowler, Winston-Salem 

William H. Anderson 5.00 

J. W. Blanchard - 5.00 

Clyde E. Corbett - - 2.50 

David Darden 5.00 

Burton Daniels, Jr - 10.00 

Gerald P. Domenick - 5.00 

John S. Graves 5.00 

Barbara Bailey Havens 5.00 

Paul Messick - 5.00 

Arthur L. Mizell 10.00 

Richard H. Painter 5.00 

Wayne Elmer Phillips - 10.00 

James E. Robertson 5.00 

William G. Rudd 5.00 

George T. Stanley 5.00 

Joseph J. Tomanchek 5.00 

1951 
Mrs. Charles H. Griffin, Elon College, 
and Rev. S. Gi Dodson, Radford, Va. 

Dallas D. Berry 5.00 

Fred Bowman 2.50 

Walter Y. Boyd 5.00 

Jane Ellen Dougherty 5.00 

Charlotte Mathews Freeman 5.00 

R. W. Gabriel 5.00 

Jeanne Pittman Griffin - 5.00 

James N. Hall - 5.00 

James W. Hayes 10.00 

James F. Jones - - 5.00 

B. A. Leebrick - 2.50 

Richard H. Petrey 5.00 

Raymond L. Parker 5.00 

Fred Sahlman 5.00 

Lawrence E. Sykes 5.00 

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— DUES — 

C. Carl Woods, Jr 5.00 

1952 
Roger Gibbs, Southern Pines, and 
Miss Helen Jackson, Winston-Salem 

Arthur D. Addison 10.00 

Charles C. Johnson, Jr 5.00 

Doris White Lindsay 5.00 

Charlotte E. Rothgeb 5.00 

J. Ben Stephenson 5.00 

Beverly Hargrove Stone 5.00 

William R. Sinclair 5.00 

Frank L. Ward 5.00 

Roger B. Wilson 5.00 

1953 
Lynn Cashion, Sanford, and 
Miss Betty Comer, Bennett 

J. H. Booth, Jr 5.00 

Lynn Cashion, Jr 5.00 

James L. Clyburn - - 10.00 

Betty Ruth Comer 5.00 

Beverly M. Currin 5.00 

Ray Cooper Euliss 5.00 

Ernest Gero - " 5.0C 

Norma Roberts Fountain 5.00 

Robert C. Hall 5.00 

Laura Jane Kernodle - 5.00 

Clara Bullock Loy 5.00 

Michael H. Moffo 5.00 

Yono Mork 5.00 

Harry L. Thomas _ - 5.00 

1954 
Dwight Dillon, Martinsville, Va., and 
Miss Judy Ingram, New York City 

Ernestine Bridges - 5.00 

Allice Cole 5.00 

John Lomax Cummings 5.00 

Dwight Lynwood Dillon 10.00 

Judith Ingram 5.00 

Jack Joseph Malloy 5.00 

Octavia Rumley 5.00 

Elizabeth Ward Stephenson 5.00 

1955 
Miss Mary Sue Colclough, Elon Col- 
lege, and J. C. Disher, Greensboro 

Sherrill Gray Hall 5.00 

Stacy Lee Johnson 5.00 

Lou Knott 5.00 

Philip S. Phelon 5.00 

W. Lewis Robertson 5.00 

John L. Stone, III 5.00 

Lewis Winston 5.00 

James M. Waggoner - 5.00 

1956 

Mai Bennett 5.00 

Fred Wrenn - 5.00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

Paul K. Banks 10.00 

Mrs. L. E. Carlton 10.00 

John M. Coble - 10.00 

A. Glenn Holt 5.00 

Mrs. Esther Judd 10.00 

HONORARY 

I). J. Bowden (faculty) 5.00 

Dr. George W. Lawrence . 10.00 

Dr. Edward W. Lewis 10.00 

Walter C. Rawls (56-57) 20.00 

I. at,- arrivals 1 15.00 

Advertising 124.94 

GRAND TOTAL— $3545.44 

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With The Classes 



the former Nadine Carson of Concord 
and they are making their home at 
2201 Markham Court, Charlotte. 

1953 

Rachel Cook Garrison, Burlington. 
and Samuel Patrick Morrah, III, of 
Greensboro, will be married June 9 
in Front Street Methodist Church. 

Rachel teaches seventh grade at E. 
M. Holt School, and Mr. Morrah is 
employed as methods and standards 
engineer by Burlington Mills. 

Max Vestal, pastor of Spoon's 
Chapel Congregational Christian 
Church, recently participated in cor- 
nerstone laying ceremonies covering 
an addition to his church. 

Harry Thomas recently returned 
from Air Force duty in France and 
Germany. He re-enlisted in the Air 
Force, and his present address is SSG 
Harry L. Thomas AF14410897, 4674th 
Ground Observer Sq., Box 428, Dob- 
bins Air Force Base, Ga. He writes 
that he would like very much to hear 
from his alumni friends. 

1954 

Michael Rauseo is working for the 
Master's Degree in education at 
Springfield College, and is employed 
at the South End Community Center 
as assistant director. His address is 
Box 486, Springfield College, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Alice Cole of Burlington and Ridge- 
wood, N. J., and Benton Marshall Mil- 
ler of Sioux City, Iowa will be mar- 
ried in August. 

Ann Rawles was married to 2nd Lt. 
Richard Walter Cayll in a beautiful 
double ring ceremony in the Suffolk 
Christian Church on December 29th. 

1955 

Jean Carol Coins and Billy B. Gross 
are planning a May wedding at the 
Graham Presbyterian Church. Billy is 
manager of Cammack Office Supply 
Co. in Burlington, and Jean is em- 
ployed by the Burlington Times-News. 

Joe Widdifield is teaching mathe- 
matics and science in Hanes High 
School, Winston-Salem. 

Roy MeGriff, Jr., is a special repre- 
sentative for Jefferson Standard Life 
Ins. Co. He and Mrs. MeGriff are 
making their home at 2400 Walker 
Ave., Greensboro. 

R. B. McQueen, Jr., Graham, is a 
student at the Medical College of 
Virginia in Richmond. 



Wayne Vestal is 7th grade teacher 
in Fayetteville St. School, Asheboro. 

Lewis Winston, Nelson, Va., enter- 
ed the Army on July 14. He finished 
basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C. 
and was assigned to Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. 

Leon "Lefty" Taylor is doing radio 
and textile work in Thomasville, Ga. 

Holland Taylor has entered the Ma- 
rine Corps O. C. S. His address is 
Class 42-55 U. S. Naval School, Pre- 
flight N. A. S.. Pensacola, Fla. 

Bobb> T Timmons is teaching and 
coaching in Forsyth County. 

Wright Williamson, of Norfolk, Va., 
is a graduate student at Andover 
Newton Theological Seminary, New- 
ton Centre 59, Mass. 

Jo Watts Williams is 2nd grade 
teacher in the Elon College Public 
Schools. Her husband, Bill, '50, is em- 
ployed by Burlington Industries in 
Greensboro. 

Wilma Ruth Williams is 1st grade 
teacher in Haw River Public Schools. 

1956 

Susan Fuchs is residing at 817 Lev- 
ering Ave., Los Angeles 24, Cal. 

Doris Chrismon of Elon College and 
Malcolm Way McCracken, ' 51, of 
Sanford, will be married in June. 

Ann Lea Pettigrew and Horace 
Glenn Clark will be married in Reids- 
ville on May 5th. He is employed by 
Western Electric in Greensboro, and 
she is employed by American Sup- 
pliers, Inc., in Reidsville. 

David T. Thomas is living at 1204 
Watauga St., Raleigh. 

1957 

Bobbie Mae Kernodle, junior, o £ 
Burlington, and Sgt. John Henry Mas- 
sey, also of Burlington, were married 
February 1 at the Bethlehem Christ- 
ian Church. 

Beverly JoAnn Morton and Ronald 
Gibbs Quails, '57, were married Feb- 
ruary 19 in the First Baptist Church 
in Burlington. She is a secretary with 
Western Electric, and Ronald is own- 
er of Ronnie's Hobby Shop. They re- 
side at 611 North Main St., Burling- 
ton. 

Joe Ryals, '57, Route .'{, Dunn, anil 
Helen Louise Campbell, of Burlington, 
will be married in the fall. 



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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1956 
8:30 P.M. — Senior Reception, Alumni Memorial Gymnasium 

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1956 

00 A.M. — Class Reunion Breakfasts, Alamance Society Hall 

30 P.M. — Picnic Luncheon, South Campus 

00 P.M. — Alumni Business Meeting, Whitley Auditorium 

30 P.M. — Inspection Tour of Carolina Hall, Virginia Hall, and Mc- 
Ewen Dining Hall 

5:00 P.M. — Band Concert. Professor Dewey Stowers, Director 

5 :30 P.M. — Open House, McEwen Dining Hall, honoring family of the 
late Mr. J. H. McEwen 

6:00 P.M. — Alumni Banquet, McEwen Banquet Hall. John Robert Ker- 
nodle, M. D., '35, Speaker 

8:00 P.M. — Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Outdoor Theater. Professor 
M. E. Wooton, Jr., Director 

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 1956 

.11:30 A.M. — Baccalaureate Service. John A. Mackay, President, Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary 

4 :00 P.M. — Vesper Recital, Whitley Auditorium, Music Department 

8:30 P.M. — Oratorio — Faure's "Requiem." Elon College Choir 

MONDAY, MAY 28, 1956 

10:30 A.M. — Graduating Exercises, Whitley Auditorium 
Walter Judd, Congressman, Minnesota 

12:00 — Noon Luncheon, Alamance Social Hall. Special Guests, Board of 
Trustees 

1 :30 P.M.— Meeting of Board of Trustees 



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